Sunday, April 9, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Palm Sunday / Holy Week

'Tis Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord: Palm-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

Otherwise, 9 April would be the festival of Saint Madrun, Confessor (died circa 440, A.K.A. Materiana): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Twould also be the festival of Saint Waltrude, Religious (died circa 687): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Twould also be the festival of Saint Casilda, Anchoress (died circa 1050, of Toledo): Saint-link ┼źna, Saint-link duae, & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of Holy Week
Mass Readings
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-one, verses one thru eleven;
The Book of Isaiah, chapter fifty, verses four thru seven;
Psalm Twenty-two, verses eight & nine, seventeen & eighteen, nineteen & twenty, & twenty-three & twenty-four;
The Letter to the Philippians, chapter two, verses six thru eleven;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-six, verse fourteen thru chapter twenty-seven, verse sixty-six
(or, the Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-seven, verses eleven thru fifty-four).

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

Mass Journal: Week 15
Reflection by Matthew Kelly, founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute:
There are certain disciplines that are associated with the lifestyle of an athlete that cold also be compared with the lifestyle of a Christian. Athletes abide by certain diets & adhere to certain training regimens. They don't stay out all night partying, because they know they have to wake early the next morning for training. All these are part of an athlete's lifestyle. So it is with the life of a Christian. There are disciplines & practices that must be embraced & respected if we are to walk faithfully along the path of salvation, fulfill our destiny, become better-versions-of-ourselves each day, & enjoy the happiness God wants to fill is with. Your journey with God will require more discipline than any other quest you will pursue in this life.

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