'Tis the festival of Saint Bademus, Abbot & Martyr (died 376), martyred in the reign of the king Shapur II: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Wayback Machine.
'Tis also the festival of Saint Fulbert of Chartes, Bishop (circa 960-1029): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
'Tis also the festival of Saint Magdalene of Canossa, Virgin (1774-1835), foundress of the Canossians, the Canossian Daughters of Charity, Servants of the Poor & the Canossian Sons of Charity, & affiliates: Saint-link ūna, Saint-link duae, & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link Canossians.
Scripture of the Day
The Book of Isaiah, chapter forty-two, verses one thru seven;
Psalm Twenty-seven, verses one, two, three, & thirteen & fourteen;
The Gospel according to John, chapter twelve, verses one thru eleven.
Commentary: Lenten Gospel reflections: Franciscan Media & Word on Fire.