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Sunday, May 24th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 15:26-27.16:12-15.


Pentecost Sunday – Solemnity – Year B

24 May 2015

“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 15:26-27.16:12-15. 

Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me.
And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.
I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming.
He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.
Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”

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Pentecost Sunday – Solemnity – Year B

24 May 2015

Commentary of the day

Saint Augustine

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Bishop of Hippo (North Africa) and Doctor of the Church
Sermon 271

“We hear them speaking in our own tongues of the mighty acts of God” (Acts 2,11)

Joyfully we have seen this Pentecost day arise, my brethren, in which holy Church shines out in the eyes of the faithful and their hearts are set on fire. For we are celebrating that day on which our Lord Jesus Christ, after his resurrection and the glory of his ascension, sent the Holy Spirit…

This wind purified hearts from the straw of the purely natural life; this fire burnt up the grass of their former desires; these tongues, spoken by the apostles filled with the Holy Spirit, prefigured the Church’s expansion through the languages of all nations. After the flood, sacrilege had built a high tower against the Lord and humankind deserved to be divided by many languages… (Gn 11); but now the humility and devotion of believers subjects the variety of these languages to the unity of the Church. Charity reunites what discord had dispersed and the different parts of humankind, like scattered members of a single body, are rejoined to each other and to Christ, their leader and their only Head (Col 2,19). They are dissolved into unity by the fire of love…

Brothers and sisters, members of Christ’s body, seeds of unity, children of peace: celebrate this day with joy, celebrate it in all security. Because you are witnessing what was formerly made known by the coming of the Holy Spirit being accomplished in you. Each one of those who then received the Holy Spirit spoke every language for himself alone. Today, the unity of the Church spread amongst all peoples speaks all languages, and it is at the heart of this unity that you possess the Holy Spirit, you who are not separated by any schism from the Church of Christ which speaks all languages.

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Pentecost Sunday – Solemnity – Year B

24 May 2015

Saint of the day

Sts. Donatian & Rogatian, Martyrs (c. 287)

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SAINTS DONATIAN and ROGATIAN
Martyrs
(c. 287)

        Here lived at Nantes (France) an illustrious young nobleman  named Donatian, who, having received the holy Sacrament of Regeneration,  led a most edifying life, and strove with much zeal to convert others  to faith in Christ.

His elder brother, Rogatian, was not able to resist the  moving example of his piety and the force of his discourses, and desired  to be baptized. But the bishop having withdrawn and concealed himself  for fear of the persecution, he was not able to receive that sacrament,  but was shortly after baptized in his blood; for he declared himself a  Christian at a time when to embrace that sacred profession was to become  a candidate for martyrdom.

Donatian was impeached for professing himself a Christian,  and for having withdrawn others, particularly his brother, from the  worship of the gods. Donatian was therefore apprehended, and having  boldly confessed Christ before the governor, was cast into prison and  loaded with irons. Rogatian was also brought before the prefect, who  endeavored first to gain him by flattering speeches, but Ending him  inflexible, sent him to prison with his brother.

Rogatian grieved that he had not been able to receive the  Sacrament of Baptism, and prayed that the kiss of peace which his  brother gave him might supply it. Donatian also prayed for him that his  faith might procure for him the effect of Baptism, and the effusion of  his blood that of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

They passed that night together in fervent prayer. They were  the next day called for again by the prefect, to whom they declared that  they were ready to suffer for the name of Christ whatever torments were  prepared for them. By the order of the inhuman judge they were first  stretched on the rack, afterwards their hands were pierced with lanced,  and lastly cut off, about the year 287.

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

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Pentecost Sunday – Solemnity – Year B

24 May 2015

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Their reception of the Holy Spirit in the Upper Room is recounted in Acts 2:1–6:

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

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