'Tis the festival of Saint Simplicius, Pope (died 483), forty-seventh Bishop of Rome: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Wayback Machine.
'Tis also the festival of Saint John Ogilvie, Priest & Martyr, S.J. (1579-1615), martyred in the reign of the king James VI & I: Martyr-link ūnus, Martyr-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.
'Tis also the festival of Saint Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, Religious, R.A. (1817-1898), foundress of the Religious of the Assumption: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link R.A.
Scripture of the Day
The Book of Ezekiel, chapter eighteen, verses twenty-one thru twenty-eight;
Psalm One Hundred Thirty, verses one thru eight;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter five, verses twenty thru twenty-six.
The Letter to the Hebrews, chapter five, verses eleven thru fourteen;
The Letter to the Hebrews, chapter six (verses one thru twenty).
Commentary: IV. Jesus's Eternal Priesthood & Eternal Sacrifice: Exhortation to Spiritual Renewal (5:11-6:12) & God's Promise Immutable (6::13-20).