Friday, April 7, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Fifth Sunday of Lent (Pt. VIII)

Long Road Back, Part VIII
Sunday, 2 April was the Fifth Sunday of Lent: Lent-link & Wikipedia-link.

Otherwise, 2 April would have been the festival of Saint Aphian, Martyr (circa 287-306, A.K.A. Appian, et al.), martyred in the reign of the emperor Galerius: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Twould also have been the festival of Saint Francis of Paola, Hermit, O.M. (1416-1507, A.K.A. the Fire Handler), founder of the Order of Minims: Saint-link ┼źnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link O.M.

'Twould also have been the festival of Saint John Payne, Priest & Martyr (1532-1582), martyred in the reign of the queen Elizabeth I, one of the Forty Martyrs of England & Wales: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link XL.

Scripture of This Week
Mass Readings
The Book of Ezekiel, chapter thirty-seven, verses twelve, thirteen, & fourteen;
Psalm One Hundred Thirty, verses one & two, three & four, five & six, & seven & eight;
The Letter to the Romans, chapter eight, verses eight thru eleven;
The Gospel according to John, chapter eleven, verses one thru forty-five
(or, the Gospel according to John, chapter eleven, verses three thru seven, seventeen, twenty thru twenty-seven, & thirty-three[b] thru forty-five).

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

Mass Journal: Week 14
Reflection by Matthew Kelly, founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute:
It is through prayer, reflection, the Scriptures, the grace of the sacraments, the wisdom of the Church, & the guidance of the Holy Spirit that we discover & walk the path that God is calling us to walk. In our own way, we all seek our individual destiny. Drawn by oiur yearning for happiness, we may seek to experience pleasure, possessions, & even power, but the world & all it has to offer can never content the human heart. God alone can satisfy the deepest cravings of our hearts.

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