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Thursday, March 16th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 16:19-31.


Thursday of the Second week of Lent

16 March 2017

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ 

“Dogs even used to come and lick his sores.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 16:19-31.

Jesus said to the Pharisees: “There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day.
And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,
who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. Dogs even used to come and lick his sores.
When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried,
and from the netherworld, where he was in torment, he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.
And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me. Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering torment in these flames.’
Abraham replied, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.
Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.’
He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send him to my father’s house,
for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.’
But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’
He said, ‘Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
Then Abraham said, ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.'”

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Thursday of the Second week of Lent

16 March 2017

Saints of the day

St. Heribert,

Archbishop

(c. 970-1021)

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Saint Heribert
Archbishop
(c. 970-1021)

        Heribert was born in Worms and he was the son of Hugo, count of Worms. He was educated in the school of Worms Cathedral and at the Benedictine Gorze Abbey in Lorraine, France. He returned to Worms Cathedral to be provost and was ordained a priest in 994.

        In the same year Otto III appointed him chancellor for Italy and four years later also for Germany, a position which he held until Otto’s death on 23 January 1002. Heribert was made an archbishop of Cologne on 998. Then, he also served Emperor St. Henry.

        Heribert built the monastery of Deutz, on the Rhine and performed miracles, including ending a drought. He is thus invoked for rains.

        He died in Cologne on March 16, 1021 and was buried at Deutz.

        He was already honoured as a saint during his lifetime and was canonized by Pope St. Gregory VII about 1074.

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Thursday of the Second week of Lent

16 March 2017

Saints of the day

St. Abraham, Hermit & St. Mary

(4th century)

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SAINT ABRAHAM, Hermit
(+ c. 360)
and SAINT MARY
(+ c. 355)

        Abraham was a rich nobleman of Edessa. At his parents’ desire he married, but escaped to a cell near the city as soon as the feast was over. He walled up the cell-door, leaving only a small window through which he received his food. There for fifty years he sang God’s praises and implored mercy for himself and for all men. The wealth which fell to him on his parents’ death he gave to the poor.

        As many sought him for advice and consolation, the Bishop of Edessa, in spite of his humility, ordained him priest. St. Abraham was sent, soon after his ordination, to an idolatrous city which had hitherto been deaf to every messenger. He was insulted, beaten, and three times banished, but he returned each time with fresh zeal. For three years he pleaded with God for those souls, and in the end prevailed. Every citizen came to him for Baptism.

        After providing for their spiritual needs he went back to his cell more than ever convinced of the power of prayer. His brother died, leaving an only daughter, Mary, to the Saint’s care. He placed her in a cell near his own, and devoted himself to training her in perfection. After twenty years of innocence she fell, and fled in despair to a distant city, where she drowned the voice of conscience in sin. The Saint and his friend St. Ephrem prayed earnestly for her during two years. Then he went disguised to seek the lost sheep, and had the joy of bringing her back to the desert a true penitent. She received the gift of miracles, and her countenance after death shone as the sun.

        St. Abraham died five years before her, about 360. All Edessa came for his last blessing and to secure his relics.

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

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Thursday of the Second week of Lent

16 March 2017

Saints of the day

St. Finnian Lobhar,

Abbot

(+ c. 560)

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Saint Finnian Lobhar
Abbot
(+ c. 560)

        Finnian was born in Bregia, Leinster, Ireland. He was ordained to the priesthood by the bishop Fathlad.

Finnian’s holiness and the miracles wrought through his prayers drew many of the faithful to seek his assistance. When the mother of a leprous boy came to Finnian in the hope of a cure, the priest prayed intently for him. He then experienced a revelation that he could only obtain the child’s healing by consenting to take the leprosy upon himself. Finnian readily accepted this sacrifice, and the boy was cured, while he himself became leprous from head to foot. Then, he was called Lobhar, “the Leper”.

        Tradition credits him with founding a church at Innisfallen and a monastery there as well. After a stay in Clonmore, Finnian Lobhar became abbot of Swords Abbey near Dublin. He may have returned to Clonmore in his later years.

        He fell asleep in the Lord about the year 560.

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