Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Third Sunday of Lent

Backlog Edition, Part II
Sunday, 19 March was the Third Sunday of Lent: Lent-link & Wikipedia-link.

Otherwise, 19 March would have been the festival of Blessed Clement of Dunblane, Bishop, O.P. (died 1258): Blessed-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Twould also have been the festival of Blessed Anton Muzaj, Priest & Martyr (1921-1948), martyred in the reign of the First Secretary Enver Hoxha, one of the Martyrs of Albania: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link (list); Wikipedia-link Albania.

Commentary: The priest & martyr Bl. Anton was declared venerable by Pope Francis in April 2016 & beatified as part of the group of martyrs on 5 November 2016.

Scripture of the Week
Mass Readings
The Book of Exodus, chapter seventeen, verses three thru seven;
Psalm Ninety-five, verses one & two, six & seven, & eight & nine;
The Letter to the Romans, chapter five, verses one, two, & five thru eight;
The Gospel according to John, chapter four, verses five thru forty-two;
(or, the Gospel according to John, chapter four, verses five thru fifteen, nineteen(b) thru twenty-six, thirty-nine(a), forty, forty-one, & forty-two).

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

Mass Journal: Week Twelve
Reflection by Matthew Kelly, founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church wastes no time in addressing this truth. The opening point of Chapter One, Section One, reads, "The desire for God is written in the human heart because man is created by God & for God; & God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will man find the truth & happiness he never stops yearning for."

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