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Tuesday, November 17th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 19:1-10.


Tuesday of the Thirty-third week in Ordinary Time

17 November 2015

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

“Zacchaeus, come down quickly,

for today I must stay at your house.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 19:1-10. 

At that time, Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town.
Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man,
was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature.
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way.
When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.”
And he came down quickly and received him with joy.
When they all saw this, they began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.”
But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.”
And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham.
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”

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DAILY MASS – Tuesday 17 November 2015

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Tuesday of the Thirty-third week in Ordinary Time

17 November 2015

Commentary of the day

 John Tauler

Statue of Johannes Tauler, the Strasbourg Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune Protestant Church.

Statue of Johannes Tauler, the Strasbourg Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune Protestant Church.

 John Tauler (c.1300-1361), Dominican
Sermon 68

“Zacchaeus, hurry down!”

In the gospel, we read that Zacchaeus wanted to see Our Lord, but that he was too small of stature. So what did he do? He climbed a dried up fig tree. That is what people still do. Someone wants to see the one who works marvels and who causes a whole tumult in him. But he isn’t big enough, he is too small. So what to do? He has to climb a dried up fig tree. The dead fig tree symbolizes the death of the senses and of nature and the life of the inner person, which carries God.

What does Our Lord say to Zacchaeus? “Hurry down.” You have to come down, you must not hold back a single drop of consolation from all your impressions in prayer, but come down in your pure nothingness, in your poverty, in your powerlessness…  If, from the moment truth has given you some light, there is still some natural attachment in you, you don’t yet possess it, it has not yet become your own; nature and grace still work together and you have not attained perfect abandonment …; this is not yet full purity. That is why God invites such a person to come down, that is to say, he calls him to complete renunciation, to complete detachment from nature, in everything in which nature still possesses something of its own. “For I mean to stay at your house today; today salvation has come to this house.” May this today of eternity come to us!

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Tuesday of the Thirty-third week in Ordinary Time

17 November 2015

Saints of the day

St. Elizabeth of Hungary († 1231) – Memorial

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SAINT ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY
(† 1231)

        Elizabeth was daughter of a king of Hungary, and niece of St. Hedwige. She was betrothed in infancy to Louis, Landgrave of Thuringia, and brought up in his father’s court. Not content with receiving daily numbers of poor in her palace, and relieving all in distress, she built several hospitals, where she served the sick, dressing the most repulsive sores with her own hands.

Once as she was carrying in the folds of her mantle some provisions for the poor, she met her husband returning from the chase. Astonished to see her bending under the weight of her burden, he opened the mantle which she kept pressed against her, and found in it nothing but beautiful red and white roses, although it was not the season for flowers. Bidding her pursue her way, he took one of the marvellous roses, and kept it all his life.

     On her husband’s death she was cruelly driven from her palace, and forced to wander through the streets with her little children, a prey to hunger and cold; but she welcomed all her sufferings, and continued to be the mother of the poor, converting many by her holy life.

        She died in 1231, at the age of twenty-four.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]
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Tuesday of the Thirty-third week in Ordinary Time

17 November 2015

Saints of the day

St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bishop (3rd century)

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SAINT GREGORY THAUMATURGUS
Bishop
(3rd Century)

        St. Gregory was born in Pontus, of heathen parents. In Palestine, about the year 231, he studied philosophy under the great Origen, who led him from the pursuit of human wisdom to Christ, who is the Wisdom of God. Not long after, he was made Bishop of Neo Cæsarea in his own country.

     As he lay awake one night an old man entered his room, and pointed to a lady of superhuman beauty, and radiant with heavenly light. This old man was St. John the Evangelist, and the lady told him to give Gregory the instruction he desired. Thereupon he gave St. Gregory a creed which contained in all its fulness the doctrine of the Trinity. St. Gregory set it in writing, directed all his preaching by it, and handed it down to his successors.

Strong in this faith, he subdued demons; he foretold the future. At his word a rock moved from its place, a river changed its course, a lake was dried up. He converted his diocese, and strengthened those under persecution. He struck down a rising heresy; and, when he was gone, this creed preserved his flock from the Arian pest.

        St. Gregory died in the year 270.

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