Thursday, March 23, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Lent

'Tis the Optional Memorial of Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop (1538-1606): Saint-link ūnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
He began his mission work by traveling to Lima on foot, baptizing & teaching the natives. His favorite topic was: "Time is not our own, & we must give a strict account of it."
Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
Together with Rose of Lima (23 August), Turibius is the first known saint of the New World, serving the Lord in Peru, South America, for twenty-six years. Born in Spain & educated for the law, he became so brilliant a scholar that he was made professor of law at the University of Salamanca & eventually became chief judge of the Inquisition at Granada. He succeeded too well. But he was not sharp enough a lawyer to prevent a surprising sequence of events. When the archdiocese of Lima required a new leader, Turibius was chosen to fill the post: He was the one person with the strength.
'Tis also the festival of Blessed Edmund Sykes, Priest & Martyr (circa 1550-1587), martyred in the reign of the queen Elizabeth I, one of the Eighty-five Martyrs of England & Wales: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia LXXXV.

'Tis also the festival of Saint Joseph Oriol, Priest (1650-1702), the "Wonder-Worker of Barcelona:" Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Jeremiah, chapter seven, verses twenty-three thru twenty-eight;
Psalm Ninety-five, verses one & two, six & seven, & eight & nine;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter eleven, verses fourteen thru twenty-three.

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

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