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Monday, July 20th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 12:38-42.


Monday of the Sixteenth week in Ordinary Time

20 July 2015

 “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 12:38-42.

Some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Jesus, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”
He said to them in reply, “An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.
Just as Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
At the judgment, the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and there is something greater than Jonah here.
At the judgment the queen of the south will arise with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and there is something greater than Solomon here.”

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Monday of the Sixteenth week in Ordinary Time

20 July 2015

Commentary of the day

Saint Peter Chrysologus (c.406-450)

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 Saint Peter Chrysologus (c.406-450), Bishop of Ravenna, Doctor of the Church
Sermon 3

“You have a greater than Jonah here.”

        It was Jonah himself who decided to be thrown out of the boat: “Pick me up and throw me into the sea,” he said (Jon 1:12), which points to the passion of the Lord Jesus, which he freely took upon himself. For why did the sailors wait to be given the order…? It is because, when the salvation of all requires the death of one single person, that death depends on the free decision of the person concerned… Thus, in this story, which completely prefigures the Lord’s story, they await the decision of the person who must die, so that his death might not be a necessity to which he submits, but a free act: “I have power to lay down my life, and I have power to take it up again. No one takes it from me,” (Jn 10:18) says the Lord. For when Christ delivered over his spirit (Jn 19:30), it was not because his life was slipping away from him. He who holds in his hands the soul of every person could not lose his own. The prophet said: “I constantly hold my life in your hands.” (Ps 119:109) And in another place: “Into your hands I commend my spirit.” (Ps 31:6; Lk 23:46)

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Monday of the Sixteenth week in Ordinary Time

20 July 2015

Saints of the day

St. Margaret of Antioch,

Virgin and Martyr (3rd century)

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SAINT MARGARET OF ANTIOCH
Virgin and Martyr
(3rd century)

        According to the ancient Martyrologies, St. Margaret suffered at Antioch in Pisidia, in the last general persecution. She is said to have been instructed in the Faith by a Christian nurse, to have been persecuted by her own father, a pagan priest, and, after many torments, to have gloriously finished her martyrdom by the sword.

From the East, her veneration was exceedingly propagated in England, France, and Germany, in the eleventh century, during the holy wars.

        Her body is now kept at Monte-Fiascone in Tuscany.
Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

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Monday of the Sixteenth week in Ordinary Time

20 July 2015

Saints of the day

 St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr

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 SAINT APOLLINARIS
Bishop and Martyr
(c. 2nd-3rd century)

        St. Apollinaris was the first Bishop of Ravenna; he sat twenty years, and was crowned with martyrdom in the reign of Vespasian. He was a disciple of St. Peter, and made by him Bishop of Ravenna.

        St. Peter Chrysologus, the most illustrious among his successors, has left us a sermon in honor of our Saint, in which he often styles him a martyr; but adds, that though he frequently suffered for the Faith, and ardently desired to lay down his life for Christ, yet God preserved him a long time to his Church, and did not allow the persecutors to take away his life. So he seems to have been a martyr only by the torments he endured for Christ, which he survived at least some days.

  His body lay first at Classis, four miles from Ravenna, still a kind of suburb to that city, and its seaport till it was choked up by the sands. In the year 549 his relics were removed into a more secret vault in the same church. St. Fortunatus exhorted his friends to make pilgrimages to the tomb, and St. Gregory the Great ordered parties in doubtful suits at law to be sworn before it.

        Pope Honorius built a church under the name of Apollinaris in Rome, about the year 630. It occurs in all martyrologies, and the high veneration which the Church paid early to his memory is a sufficient testimony of his eminent sanctity and apostolic spirit.

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

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