'Tis the festival of Saint Chad of Mercia, Bishop (circa 620-672): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Wayback Machine.
'Tis also the festival of Saint John Maron, Bishop (628-707), Patriarch of Antioch: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
'Tis also the festival of Blessed Charles the Good, Martyr (circa 1083-1227, A.K.A. Count Charles I of Flanders), martyred by the price-gouging Erembald family: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.
'Tis also the festival of Saint Agnes of Bohemia, Abbess, O.S.C. (circa 1205-1282, A.K.A. of Prague): Saint-link ūna, Saint-link duae, & Wikipedia-link.
Scripture of the Day
The Book of Deuteronomy, chapter thirty, verses fifteen thru twenty;
Psalm One, verses one, two, three, four, & six;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter nine, verses twenty-two thru twenty-five.