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Tuesday, October 21st. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 12:35-38.


Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth week in Ordinary Time

21 October 2014

“Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 12:35-38.

Jesus said to his disciples: “Gird your loins and light your lamps
and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.
Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.
And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants.”

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Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth week in Ordinary Time

21 October 2014

Saints of the day

St. Ursula, Virgin and Martyr († 453)

 

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SAINT URSULA
Virgin and Martyr
(† 453)

        A number of Christian families had entrusted the education of their children to the care of the pious Ursula, and some persons of the world had in like manner placed themselves under her direction.

        England being then harassed by the Saxons, Ursula deemed that she ought, after the example of many of her compatriots, to seek an asylum in Gaul. She met with an abiding-place on the borders of the Rhine, not far from Cologne, where she hoped to find undisturbed repose; but a horde of Huns having invaded the country, she was exposed, together with all those who were under her guardianship, to the most shameful outrages.

        Without wavering, they preferred one and all to meet death rather than incur shame. Ursula herself gave the example, and was, together with her companions, cruelly massacred in the year 453.

        The name of St. Ursula has from remote ages been held in great honor throughout the Church; she has always been regarded as the patroness of young persons and the model of teachers.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

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Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth week in Ordinary Time

21 October 2014

Saints of the day

St. Hilarion,

Abbot and Hermit (291-371)

 

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SAINT HILARION
Abbot and Hermit
(291-371)

        St. Hilarion was born of heathen parents, near Gaza, and was converted while studying grammar in Alexandria.  Shortly after, he visited St. Antony, and, still only in his fifteenth year, he became a solitary in the Arabian desert.

        A multitude of monks, attracted by his sanctity, peopled the desert where he lived. In consequence of this, he fled from one country to another, seeking to escape the praise of men; but everywhere his miracles of mercy betrayed his presence. Even his last retreat at Cyprus was broken by a paralytic, who was cured by St. Hilarion, and then spread the fame of the Saint.

        He died with the words, “Go forth, my soul; why dost thou doubt? Nigh seventy years hast thou served God, and dost thou fear death?”

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

©Evangelizo.org 2001-2014

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