Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Tuesday of Holy Week

'Tis the festival of Saint Guthlac of Crowland, Priest & Hermit, O.S.B. (circa 673-714): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the festival of Saint Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr (1030-1079, of Szczepanów, of Kraków, A.K.A. Stanisław Szczepanowski), martyred personally by the king Bolesław II: Martyr-link ūnus, Martyr-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Last year, St. Stanlislaus's feast day was an obligatory Memorial; my supposition is that this year's feast is not even an Optional Memorial due to a moratorium on memorials during Holy Week.

Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
Born in Szczepanów near Kraków on 26 July 1030, he was ordained a priest after being educated in the cathedral schools of Gniezno, then capital of Poland, & at Paris. He was appointed preacher & archdeacon to the bishop of Kraków, where his eloquence & example brought about real conversion in many of his penitents, both clergy & laity. He became bishop of Kraków in 1072.
'Tis also the festival of Saint Gemma Galgani, Virgin, C.P. (1878-1903), stagmatist, the "Flower of Lucca:" Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
Psalm Seventy-one, verses one & two; three & four(a); five(a,b) & six(a,b); & fifteen, sixteen, & seventeen;
The Gospel according to John, chapter thirteen, verses twenty-one thru thirty-three & thirty-six, thirty-seven, & thirty-eight.

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

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