Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Project BLACK MAMBA: Wednesday / Octave of Easter

'Tis the Wednesday within the Octave of Easter: Octave-link.

Otherwise, 19 April would be the festival of Saint Crescentius of Florence, Deacon (died circa 396): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link (list, "deacon of St. Zenobius"; also: Wikipedia-link Zenobius).

'Twould also be the festival of Saint Alphage of Canterbury, Bishop & Martyr (circa 953-1012, A.K.A. Ælfheah), martyred by Viking Danes: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Twould also be the festival of Saint Leo IX, Pope (1002-1054), the "Pilgrim Pope," one hundred fifty-first Bishop of Rome: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Twould also be the festival of Blessed James Duckett, Martyr (died circa 1602), martyred in the reign of the queen Elizabeth I: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Acts of the Apostles, chapter three, verses one thru ten;
Psalm One Hundred Five, verses one & two, three & four, six & seven, & eight & nine;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter twenty-four, verses thirteen thru thirty-five.

Mass Journal: Week 16
Reflection by Matthew Kelly, founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute:
For the first Christians, Christianity was a lifestyle. They shared a common life. Living in a community, they often worked together, prayed together, & studied the Scriptures together. Their faith was the center of their lives; it affected everything they did. They shared meals together, played together, & cared for each other in sickness. They allowed the principles of the Gospel to guide them in the activities of their daily lives. They comforted each other in their afflictions & challenged each other to live the Gospel more fully. There was unity & continuity between their professional lives & their family lives, between their social lives & their lives as members of the Church. They allowed the Holy Spirit to guide them in all they did. Then, at the pinnacle of their common life, they celebrated Eucharist together.

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