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Sunday, March 15th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 3:14-21.


Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare) – Year B

15 March 2015

“And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 3:14-21. 

Jesus said to Nicodemus, “And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil.
For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed.
But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.

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Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare) – Year B

15 March 2015

Saints of the day

St. Louise of Marcillac (1591-1660)

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Saint Louise of Marillac
(1591-1660)

Louise de Marillac was born in France, on August 12th, 1591. She was educated by the Dominican nuns at Poissy. She desired to become a nun but on the advice of her confessor, she married Antony LeGras, an official in the Queen’s service, in 1613.

After Antony’s death in 1625, she met St. Vincent de Paul, who became her spiritual adviser. She devoted the rest of her life to working with him. She helped direct his Ladies of Charity in their work of caring for the sick, the poor, and the neglected. In 1633 she set up a training center, of which she was Directress in her own home, for candidates seeking to help in her work. This was the beginning of the Sisters (or Daughters, as Vincent preferred) of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (though it was not formally approved until 1655). She took her vows in 1634 and attracted great numbers of candidates. She wrote a rule for the community, and in 1642, Vincent allowed four of the members to take vows. Formal approval placed the community under Vincent and his Congregation of the Missions, with Louise as Superior.

She traveled all over France establishing her Sisters in hospitals, orphanages, and other institutions.

She expired in 1660. Since then the Congregation has spread all over the world.

She was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1934, and was declared Patroness of Social Workers by Pope John XXIII in 1960.

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Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare) – Year B

15 March 2015

Saint of the day

St. Zachary, Pope (+ 752)

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SAINT ZACHARY
Pope

(+ 752)

        St. Zachary succeeded Gregory III in 741 and was a man of singular meekness and goodness. He loved the clergy and people of Rome to that degree that he hazarded his life for them on occasion of the troubles which Italy fell into by the rebellion of the Dukes of Spoleto and Benevento against King Luitprand. Out of respect to his sanctity and dignity, that king restored to the Church of Rome all the places which belonged to it, and sent back the captives without ransom.

The Lombards were moved to tears at the devotion with which they heard him perform the divine service. The zeal and prudence of this holy Pope appeared in many wholesome regulations which he had made to reform or settle the discipline and peace of several churches.

        St. Boniface, the Apostle of Germany, wrote to him against a certain priest named Virgilius, which he labored to sow the seeds of discord between him and Odilo, Duke of Bavaria, and taught, besides, many errors. Zachary ordered that Virgilius should be sent to Rome, that his doctrine might be examined. It seems that he cleared himself; for we find this same Virgilius soon after made Bishop of Salzburg.

        Certain Venetian merchants having bought at Rome many slaves to sell to the Moors in Africa, St. Zachary forbade such an iniquitous traffic, and, paying the merchants their price, gave the slaves their liberty.

        He adorned Rome with sacred buildings, and with great foundations in favor of the poor and pilgrims, and gave every year a considerable sum to furnish oil for the lamps in St. Peter’s Church.

        He died in 752, in the month of March.

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

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Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare) – Year B

15 March 2015

Commentary on the Readings for Today, March 15, 2015

The Fourth Sunday of Lent

The Gospel Reading is taken from the Gospel of John (3:14-21).

In this passage, Jesus uses His discussion with Nicodemus to introduce this teaching on God’s divine love for us. Before the time of Christ, the world had grown so evil that only a divine God-Man could salvage humanity and, in spite of all this evil, God still found mankind basically good and worth saving. As a result, “He sent His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish.”

The point of the above scriptures tells us that God has done His part: He has forgiven those who have repented and turned their lives around in order to follow the teachings of His Son, Jesus; and now it is our turn. Can we just sit back and say, “I believe in Jesus Christ; isn’t that enough?” NO, it isn’t! What we said here last week still holds. God the Father said: “This is my beloved Son, Listen to Him” and then Mary added, “Do whatever He tells you!” We cannot go on ignoring the teachings of God like the people of the Jewish monarchy did and then expect to be welcomed into heaven at life’s end. Ours is a faith of believing and doing. One without the other does not work. Something to think about during your Prayer Time this week!

MFB

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