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Sunday, October 19th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 22:15-21.


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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

19 October 2014

“Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”

1 Love wjpas0647Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 22:15-21.

The Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap him in speech.
They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. And you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion, for you do not regard a person’s status.
Tell us, then, what is your opinion: Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?”
Knowing their malice, Jesus said, “Why are you testing me, you hypocrites?
Show me the coin that pays the census tax.” Then they handed him the Roman coin.
He said to them, “Whose  image is this and whose inscription?”
They replied, “Caesar’s.” At that he said to them, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

19 October 2014

Commentary of the day

 Saint Anthony of Padua with the Infant Christ

by Guercino, 1656, Bologna, Italy

11 150px-Guercino_Antonio_BambinoSaint Anthony of Padua (c.1195-1231),

Franciscan, Doctor of the Church

Sermons for Sundays and feasts of the saints

“Let the light of your countenance shine upon us” (Ps 4,7)

Just as this coin bears the image of Caesar, so our soul is in the image of the Blessed Trinity, as one of the psalms says: “The light of thy countenance has been imprinted upon us” (4,6 LXX)… Lord, the light of your countenance, that is to say the light of your grace that sets your image within us and makes us become like you, has been imprinted upon us, that is to say imprinted in our rational faculty, which is the highest power of our soul and receives this light as wax receives the mark of a seal. God’s countenance is our reason because, just as we recognize someone by his face, so we recognize God through the mirror of reason. However, this reason has been deformed by human sin since sin sets us against God. The grace of Christ has put our reason right. Hence, the apostle Paul says to the Ephesians: “Be renewed in your minds” (4,23). The light in question in this psalm is thus the grace that restores God’s image imprinted in our nature…

The whole Trinity has marked mankind with its likeness. With the memory it resembles the Father; with the understanding it resembles the Son; by love it resembles the Holy Spirit… From the beginning of creation man was made “in the image and likeness of God” (Gn 1,26). The image in his understanding of truth, the likeness in his love of virtue. The light on God’s countenance is thus the grace that justifies us and brings to light once again our created image. This light constitutes man’s whole good, his true good; it sets its mark on him just as the emperor’s image marked the coin. That is why the Lord adds: “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar”. It was as if he said: Just as you repay Caesar with his image so repay God with your soul, beautified and marked by the light of his countenance.

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

19 October 2014

Saints of the day

Sts. Isaac Jogues, John de Brébeuf and Companions

 Memorial

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SAINTS ISAAC JOGUES & JOHN DE BRÉBEUF
PRIESTS
&  THEIR COMPANIONS
MARTYRS
(1642-1649)

        Theses eight men were Jesuit missionaries in North America in the 17th century, put to death, after fearful torture by members of the Iroquois and Huron tribes.

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2014

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

19 October 2014

Saints of the day

North American Martyrs

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St. Isaac Jogues, S.J. (January 10, 1607 – October 18, 1646)

was a Jesuit priest, missionary and martyr who traveled and worked among the native populations in North America. He gave the original European name to Lake George, calling it Lac du Saint Sacrement, Lake of the Blessed Sacrament. In 1646, Jogues was martyred by the Mohawk at their village of Ossernenon, a site near present-day Auriesville, New York.

Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf and six other martyred missionaries, all Jesuit priests or laymen associated with them, were canonized in 1930; they are known as “The North American Martyrs“. Their feast day is celebrated on 26 September in Canada and on 19 October in the United States of America.

Early in the 17th century the Jesuits began to arrive in Quebec, both to serve the colonists of New France and to evangelize the native peoples. Among the more notable of these men were Jean de Brébeuf, Antoine Daniel, Énemond Massé, Gabriel Lalemant, Noël Chabanel, Christophe Ragueneau, Charles Garnier, Jogues and Paul Le Jeune.

Le Jeune, a Huguenot in early life, conceived the plan for keeping his Superiors in the Society of Jesus, as well as the European laity, informed of the great undertaking, by the careful compilation of missionaries’ letters. These described in detail their experiences and impressions. Every summer, for a period of 40 years, the Jesuit missionaries sent these reports back to Paris, where they were published serially under the title of the Jesuit Relations. These accounts inspired Jogues to become a missionary

Jogues was born on January 10, 1607, at Orleans, into a good bourgeois family, who had him educated at home. In 1624, at the age of seventeen, he entered the Jesuit novitiate at Rouen, where his Master of novices was Louis Lallemant, S.J. The master already had two brothers and a nephew serving as missionaries in the colony of New France.[2] Jogues professed simple vows in 1626, and was sent to study philosophy at the royal college in La Flèche. The Jesuit community running it had a strong missionary spirit; its teachers included missionary pioneers, Énemond Massé, and later Jean de Brébreuf, while the colony was in British hands. Upon completing these studies, Jogues was sent to the Collège de Clermont in Paris to pursue his study of theology.[3]

Being allowed to cut his studies short, Jogues was ordained a priest in January 1636, and was accepted for service in the missions and sent to New France.[4] He was assigned as a missionary to the Huron and Algonquian allies of the French. He sailed from France on the following 8 April, arriving in the village of Quebec in late May. He celebrated his first Mass in the New World on 31 May. He proceeded to the settlement of Trois-Rivieres, where he stayed several weeks until he was instructed to join the Superior of the Jesuit Mission, Jean de Brébeuf, at their settlement on Lake Huron. Arriving there on 11 September, he immediately fell ill, as did later the other Jesuits and then the people of the village. Due to recurring epidemics, the people of the village soon threatened to kill the missionaries, but the epidemics ended before any attacks took place.[3]

In 1639, the new superior of the Jesuit Mission, Father Jérôme Lalemant, entrusted the building of Fort Sainte-Marie to Jogues. The younger man traveled with Garnier to the Petun, known as the Tobacco Nation for their chief commodity crop. In September 1641, Jogues and Charles Raymbaut went into the territory of the Sauteurs (Chippewa). They pushed on a considerable distance to the west and came to the Sainte-Marie Falls (Sault Ste. Marie). They were warmly welcomed, the meeting was a productive one, and the priests had to promise to come back to teach the people of the Christian faith

On 3 August 1642, while on his way by canoe to the country of the Huron, Jogues, in the company of Guillaume Cousture, René Goupil, and several Huron Christians, was captured by a war party of Mohawk of the Iroquois Confederacy. The Mohawk took their captives to their village of Ossernenon (now Auriesville, New York) on the Mohawk River, about forty miles west of the present city of Albany, New York. They were ritually tortured [4] and Jogues lost two fingers on his right hand.[1]

Jogues survived this event and lived as a slave among the Mohawk for some time; he tried to teach his captors about Christianity. Some Dutch traders from Fort Orange (now Albany, New York) ransomed him and gave him money for passage down the Hudson River to New Amsterdam (New York) and a return to France.[1] Jogues was the first Catholic priest to visit Manhattan Island.[4] From there, he sailed back to France, where he was greeted with surprise and joy. As a “living martyr”, Jogues was given a dispensation by Pope Urban VIII to say Mass with his mutilated hand. Under Church law of the time, the Blessed Sacrament could not be touched with any fingers but the thumb and forefinger.

Jogues visited his mother in Orléans but was eager to return to the missions. Within a few months, he returned to New France to continue his work. In 1645, a tentative peace was forged between the Iroquois and the Huron, Algonquin, and French. In the spring of 1646, Jogues was sent back to the Mohawk country along with Jean de Lalande to act as ambassador among them.

Some among the Mohawk regarded Jogues and other missionaries as evil practitioners of magic. When they suffered another crisis of infectious disease and crop failure at Ossernenon, they blamed it on the chest of vestments and books that the Jesuits had left behind.[5] On October 18, 1646, Jogues was attacked with a tomahawk and died; LaLande was killed the next day.[5] The Mohawk threw the missionaries’ bodies into the Mohawk River

Jogues was canonized on June 29, 1930 by Pope Pius XI along with seven other Canadian Martyrs.[5] His feast day is celebrated on September 26 in Canada and on October 19 in the United States. A statue of Jogues stands in the village of Lake George, in a park by the lake.

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