Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Lent

'Tis the festival of Saints Gwladys & Gwynllyw, Hermits (circa 450-500, A.K.A. Gladys & Woolos the Bearded): Saint-link Her & Wikipedia-link Her, Saint-link Him & Wikipedia-link Him.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. The parents of the abbot St. Cadoc the Wise (25 September).

'Tis also the festival of Blessed John Hambley, Priest & Martyr (circa 1560-1587), martyred in the reign of the queen Elizabeth I, one of the Eighty-five Martyrs of England & Wales: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link LXXXV.

We also remember Venerable Michael McGivney, Priest (1852-1890), founder of the Knights of Columbus: Guild-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link K. of C.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Isaiah, chapter forty-nine, verses eight thru fifteen;
Psalm One Hundred Forty-five, verses eight & nine, thirteen(c,d) & fourteen, & seventeen & eighteen;
The Gospel according to John, chapter five, verses seventeen thru thirty.

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

Individual Reading
The Letter to the Hebrews, chapter ten (verses one thru thirty-nine);
The Letter to the Hebrews, chapter eleven (verses one thru forty).

Commentary: One Sacrifice instead of Many (10:1-18) & Recalling the Past (10:19-39); V. Examples, Discipline, Disobedience: Faith of the Ancients (11, inclusive).

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