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Saturday, October 3rd. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 10:17-24.


Saturday of the Twenty-sixth week in Ordinary Time

3 October 2015

 “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 10:17-24.

The seventy-two disciples returned rejoicing and said to Jesus, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.”
Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky.
Behold, I have given you the power ‘to tread upon serpents’ and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you.
Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
At that very moment he rejoiced (in) the holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”
Turning to the disciples in private he said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”

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Saturday of the Twenty-sixth week in Ordinary Time

3 October 2015

Commentary of the day

Saint Irenaeus of Lyons

An engraving of St Irenaeus, Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul (now Lyons, France)

An engraving of St Irenaeus, Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul (now Lyons, France)

  Saint Irenaeus of Lyons (c.130-c.208), Bishop, theologian and martyr
Against the Heresies, IV, 6,3-7

“Everything has been given over to me by my Father.”

No one can know the Father without the Word of God, that is to say, unless the Son reveals him, nor can anyone know the Son without the Father wanting it. The Son fulfills this desire of the Father’s, for the Father sends him, whereas the Son is sent and comes. The Father is utterly invisible and unlimited in relationship to us, and his Word makes him known. And as inexpressible as he is, his Word expresses him. Reciprocally, only the Father knows the Word…

The Word reveals God the Creator already by means of creation. Through the world, the Word reveals the Lord who put the world in order; through what has been shaped, the Word reveals the Artist who shaped it, and through the Son, the Word reveals the Father who begot him. Many agree on this, but nevertheless all do not believe. Similarly, the Word announced itself and announced the Father through the Law and the prophets: the whole people heard, but nevertheless, not all believed. Finally, through the intervention of the Word become visible and palpable (1 Jn 1:1), the Father showed himself, and even if not everyone believed in him that did not mean that the Father was less visible in the Son (Jn 14:9)…

So when the Son serves the Father, he leads all things to their perfection from the beginning until the end, and without him no one can know God… Since the beginning, the Son, who is present to the work he shaped, reveals the Father to all for whom the Father wants and when he wants and as he wants. Everywhere and always, there is only one God the Father, only one Word, only one Spirit, and only one salvation for everyone who believes in him.

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Saturday of the Twenty-sixth week in Ordinary Time

3 October 2015

Saints of the day

St. Gerard of Brogne, Abbot († 959)

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SAINT GERARD OF BROGNE
Abbot
(† 959)

        Saint Gerard was of a noble family of the county of Namur, France. An engaging sweetness of temper, and a strong inclination to piety and devotion, gained him from the cradle the esteem and affection of every one. Having been sent on an important mission to the Court of France, he was greatly edified at the fervor of the monks of St. Denis, at Paris, and earnestly desired to consecrate himself to God with them. Returning home he settled his temporal affairs, and went back with great joy to St. Denis’.

  He had lived ten years with great fervor in this monastery, when in 931 he was sent by his abbot to found an abbey upon his estate at Brogne, three leagues from Namur. He settled this new abbey, and then built himself a little cell near the church, and lived in it a recluse until God called him to undertake the reformation of many monasteries, which he did successfully.

        When he had spent almost twenty years in these zealous labors, he shut himself up in his cell, to prepare his soul to receive the recompense of his labors, to which he was called on the 3d of October in 959.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]
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Saturday of the Twenty-sixth week in Ordinary Time

3 October 2015

Saints of the day

St. Mother Théodore Guérin (1798-1856)

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Trust in God’s Providence enabled Mother Theodore to leave her homeland, sail halfway around the world, and found a new religious congregation.

Born in Etables, France, Anne-Thérèse Guerin’s life was shattered by her father’s murder when she was 15. For several years she cared for her mother and younger sister. She entered the Sisters of Providence in 1823, taking the name Sister St. Theodore. An illness during novitiate left her with lifelong fragile health; that did not keep her from becoming an accomplished teacher.

At the invitation of the bishop of Vincennes, she and five sisters were sent in 1840 to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, to teach and to care for the sick poor. She was to establish a motherhouse and novitiate. For several months, they lived packed into the small frontier farmhouse of the local Thralls family along with a few postulants that had been waiting for them when they arrived. Only later did she learn that her French superiors had already decided the sisters in the United States should form a new religious congregation under her leadership.
Despite their humble resources, in July 1841 Guerin and the sisters opened St. Mary’s Academy for Young Ladies, which later became Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Guerin did have doubts concerning the success of the institution. In her journals is written, “It is astonishing that this remote solitude has been chosen for a novitiate and especially for an academy. All appearances are against it.” For more than a decade, from 1841 to 1852, this Academy was the only Catholic boarding school for girls in Indiana.

She and her community persevered despite fires, crop failures, prejudice against Catholic women religious, misunderstandings and separation from their original religious congregation. She once told her sisters, “Have confidence in the Providence that so far has never failed us. The way is not yet clear. Grope along slowly. Do not press matters; be patient, be trustful.” Another time, she asked, “With Jesus, what shall we have to fear?” Guerin proved to be a skilled businesswoman and leader as well as a beloved general superior.

She is buried in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Guerin is particularly known for her advancement of education in Indiana and elsewhere, founding numerous parish schools in Indiana. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in October 1998 and finally canonized a saint of the Roman Catholic church on October 15, 2006, by Pope Benedict XVI.

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