Thursday, April 6, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Lent—Long Road Back, Part VI

Friday, 31 March was the festival of Saint Balbina, Virgin & Martyr (died circa 130, of Rome), martyred in the reign of the emperor Hadrian: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Twas also the festival of Saint Benjamin, Deacon & Martyr (died circa 424), martyred in the reign of the shah Bahram V: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Twas also the festival of Blessed Christopher Robinson, Priest & Martyr (circa 1568-1598), 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.

Scripture of that Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Wisdom, chapter two, verses one(a) & twelve thru twenty-two;
Psalm Thirty-four, verses seventeen & eighteen, nineteen & twenty, twenty-one, & twenty-three;
The Gospel according to John, chapter seven, verses one, two, ten, & twenty-five thru thirty.

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

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