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Tuesday, November 11th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 17:7-10.


Tuesday of the Thirty-second week in Ordinary Time

11 November 2014

  ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.'”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 17:7-10. 

Jesus said to the Apostles: “Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here immediately and take your place at table’?
Would he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat. Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink. You may eat and drink when I am finished’?
Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?
So should it be with you. When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.'”

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Tuesday of the Thirty-second week in Ordinary Time

11 November 2014

Saint of the day

St. Martin of Tours,

Bishop († 397) – Memorial

1 St_Martin_Dividing_his_Cloak_WGASAINT MARTIN OF TOURS
Bishop
(† 397)

        When a mere boy, Martin became a Christian catechumen against his parents’ wish; and at fifteen was therefore seized by his father, a pagan soldier, and enrolled in the army.

        One winter’s day, when stationed at Amiens, he met a beggar almost naked and frozen with cold. Having no  money, he cut his cloak in two and gave him the half. That night he saw Our Lord clothed in the half cloak, and heard Him say to the angels: “Martin, yet a catechumen, hath wrapped Me in this garment.” This decided him to be baptized, and shortly after he left the army.

        He succeeded in converting his mother; but, being driven from his  home by the Arians, he took shelter with St. Hilary, and founded near Poitiers the first monastery in France.

        In 372 he was made Bishop of Tours. His flock, though Christian in name, was still pagan in heart. Unarmed and attended only by his monks, Martin destroyed the heathen temples and groves, and completed by his preaching and miracles the conversion of the people, whence he is known as the Apostle of Gaul.

        His last eleven years were spent in humble toil to atone for his faults, while God made manifest by miracles the purity of his soul.

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

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