Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Lent

'Tis the festival of Saint Avitus of Périgord, Hermit (sixth century): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Tis also the festival of Saint Nicholas Owen, Martyr, S.J. (died 1606, A.K.A. John Owen), martyred in the reign of the king James VI & I, one of the Forty Martyrs of England & Wales: Martyr-link ūnus, Martyr-link duo, & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link XL.

'Tis also the festival of Blessed Clemens August von Galen, Bishop (1878-1946), the "Lion of Münster:" Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Deuteronomy, chapter four, verses one & five thru nine;
Psalm One Hundred Forty-seven, verses twelve & thirteen, fifteen & sixteen, & nineteen & twenty;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter five, verses nineteen, eighteen, & nineteen.

Commentary: Lenten Gospel reflections: Franciscan Media & Word on Fire.

Individual Reading
Psalm One (verses one thru six).

Commentary: True Happiness in God's Law (Psalm 1). Reading Psalm 1 was my penance from confession—the Sacrament of Reconciliation—yesterday.

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