Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
Henry succeeded his father as Duke of Bavaria; upon the death of his cousin, Otto III, he was elected emperor. He led an army to the south of Italy against the Saracens & their allies, teh Greeks, & drove them from the country. The humility & spirit of justice of the saint was equal to his zeal for religion. Bother he & his wife, St. Cunegundes (3 March), lived in perpetual chastity, to which they had bound themselves by vow.Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
As the German king & Holy Roman Emperor, Henry was a practical man of affairs. He promoted peace in Europe. He also fostered the reform of the ecclesiastical & monastic life. He wife Cunegond was also canonized.Scripture of the Day
The Book of Isaiah, chapter ten, verses five thru seven & thirteen(b) thru sixteen;
Psalm Ninety-four, verses five thru ten, fourteen, & fifteen;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter eleven, verses twenty-five thru twenty-seven;
or, for St. Henry:
The Book of Micah, chapter six, verses six thru eight;
Psalm Forty, verse five(a);
or, Psalm One, verse two(a);
or, Psalm Ninety-two, verses thirteen & fourteen;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter seven, verses twenty-one thru twenty-seven.
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Wednesday, 6 July was the Optional Memorial of Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr (1890-1902): Martyr-link ūna, Martyr-link duae, & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Wayback Machine '15 & Wayback Machine '14. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
After her father's death, Maria took over household duties while her mother, brothers, & sister worked in the fields. One afternoon, Alessandro, the Serenellis' son, made sexual advances to her (he attempted to rape her). When she refused to submit to him, he stabbed her fourteen times. She died forgiving him.Scripture of the Day
The Book of Hosea, chapter ten, verses one thru three, seven, eight, & twelve;
Psalm One Hundred Five, verses two thru seven;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter ten, verses one thru seven;
or, for St. Maria:
The First Letter to the Corinthians, chapter six, verses thirteen(c) thru fifteen(a) & seventeen thru twenty;
Psalm Thirty-one, verse six;
The Gospel according to John, chapter twelve, verses twenty-four thru twenty-six.
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Wednesday, 29 June was the Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul, Apostles (first century): Apostles-link, Apostle-link Papa Echo, Apostle-link Papa Alpha, & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
Peter was one of the Twelve Apostles chosen by Jesus for His disciples. originally a fisherman, he played a leadership role & was with Jesus during events witnessed by only a few apostles, such as the Transfiguration. According to the Gospels, Peter confessed Jesus as the Messiah, was part of Jesus's inner circle, thrice denied Jesus & wept bitterly once he realized his deed, & preached on the day of Pentecost.Scripture of the Day
Many of St. Paul's writings are contained in the Canon of the Bible & have influenced the growth & development of the Church since the first century. Paul is among the most famous, intelligent, & influential of the apostles.
The Acts of the Apostles, chapter three, verses one thru ten;
Psalm Nineteen, verses two, three, & five;
The Letter to the Galatians, chapter one, verses eleven thru twenty;
The Gospel according to John, chapter twenty-one, verses fifteen thru nineteen;
The Acts of the Apostles, chapter twelve, verses one thru eleven;
Psalm Thirty-four, verses two thru nine;
The Second Letter to Timothy, chapter four, verses six thru eight, seventeen, & eighteen;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter sixteen, verses thirteen thru nineteen.