Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint. For joining the Catholic Church, Kateri was ridiculed & scorned by villagers. She was subjected to unfair accusations & her life was threatened.Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
The first native North American saint, Kateri's shirt life as a Christian was marked with much suffering. Born in New York(, her mother) was a Christian Algonquin & her father a Mohawk chief. When Kateri was four years old, smallpox wiped out her family & left her disfigured & partially blind. She was baptized at the age of twenty, which alienated her from her family. She died at the age of twenty-four.Scripture of the Day
The Book of Isaiah, chapter twenty-six, verses seven thru nine, twelve, & sixteen thru nineteen;
Psalm One Hundred Two, verses thirteen thru fourteen(b) & fifteen thru twenty-one;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter eleven, verses twenty-eight thru thirty;
or, for St. Kateri:
The Book of Hosea, chapter two, verses sixteen(b & c), seventeen(c & d), twenty-one, & twenty-two;
Psalm Forty-five, verse eleven;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-five, verses one thru thirteen.
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Thursday, 7 July was the feast of Saint Prosper of Aquitaine (circa 390-455): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: In a happy coincidence, St. Prosper & his writings are referenced in Vanished Kingdoms, in the first chapter on the vanished Visigothic kingdom in late- & post-Roman Gaul.
Scripture of the Day
The Book of Hosea, chapter eleven, verses one thru four & eight(c) thru nine;
Psalm Eighty, verse two(a & c), three(b), fifteen, & sixteen;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter ten, verses seven thru fifteen.
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Thursday, 30 June was the Optional memorial of the First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church (died 64), martyred in the reign of the emperor Nero: Martyrs-link ūnus, Martyrs-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
Christians martyred in the city of Rome during Nero's persecution in 64. According to the historian Tacitus, many Christians were put to death "not so much of the crime of firing the city, as of hatred against mankind."Scripture of the Day
The Book of Amos, chapter seven, verses ten thru seventeen;
Psalm Nineteen, verses eight thru eleven;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter nine, verses one thru eight;
or, for the First Martyrs:
The Letter to the Romans, chapter eight, verses thirty-one(b) thru thirty-nine;
Psalm one Hundred Twenty-four, verses seven;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-four, verses four thru thirteen.