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Wednesday, September 24th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 9:1-6.


Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth week in Ordinary Time

Feast of the Church : Our Lady of Mercy 

24 September 2014

  

“Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack,

nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic.

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 9:1-6.

Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,
and he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic.
Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there.
And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them.”
Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the good news and curing diseases everywhere.

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Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth week in Ordinary Time

Feast of the Church : Our Lady of Mercy 

24 September 2014

OUR LADY OF MERCY

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OUR LADY OF MERCY

        St. Peter, of the noble family of Nolasco, was born in Languedoc, about 1189. At the age of twenty-five he took a vow of chastity, and made over his vast estates to the Church. Some time after, he conceived the idea of establishing an order for the redemption of captives. The divine will was soon manifested. The Blessed Virgin appeared on the same night to Peter, to Raymund of Pennafort, his confessor, and to James, King of Arragon, his ward, and bade them prosecute without fear their holy designs. After great opposition, the Order was solemnly established, and approved by Gregory IX., under the name of Our Lady of Mercy.

        By the grace of God, and under the protection of His Virgin Mother, the Order spread rapidly, its growth being increased by the charity and piety of its members, who devoted themselves not only to collecting alms for the ransom of the Christians, but even gave themselves up to voluntary slavery to aid the good work.

        It is to return thanks to God and the Blessed Virgin that a feast was instituted which was observed in the Order of Mercy, then in Spain and France, and at last extended to the whole Church by Innocent XII., and the 24th September named as the day on which it is to be observed.
Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

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Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth week in Ordinary Time

Feast of the Church : Our Lady of Mercy 

24 September 2014

Saint of the day

St. Pacificus (Pacifico) of San Severino

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St. Pacificus (Pacifico) of San Severino

He was born at  San Severino , the son of Antonio M. Divini and Mariangela Bruni. His parents died soon after his Catholic confirmation when he was only three years old. He suffered many hardships until December 1670, when he took the Franciscan habit in the Order of the Reformati at Forano, in the March of Ancona . Pacificus was ordained on 4 June 1678, subsequently becoming Lector (or Professor) of Philosophy from 1680 to 1683 for the younger members of the order, after which, for five or six years, he worked as a Catholic missionary among the people of the surrounding country. He then suffered lameness, deafness, and blindness for nearly 29 years. Unable to participate in missions, he then cultivated the contemplative life. He was said to have “borne his ills with angelic patience, worked several miracles, and was favoured by God with ecstasies”. Though he was a constant sufferer, from 1692 to 1693 he held the post of Guardian in the monastery of Maria delle Grazie in San Severino, where he later died. His cause for beatification was begun in 1740; he was beatified by Pope Pius VI on 4 August 1786, and was solemnly canonized by Pope Gregory XVI on 26 May 1839. His feast is celebrated on 8th of January.

 

St. Pacificus (Pacifico) of San Severino

From  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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