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Thursday, September 15th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 19:25-27.


Our Lady of Sorrows – Memorial

15 September 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

“Woman, behold, your son.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 19:25-27.

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.”
Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

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Our Lady of Sorrows – Memorial

15 September 2016

Our Lady of Sorrows – Memorial

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Our Lady of Sorrows
(Memorial)

O God, when your Son was hung high on the cross
you willed that his Mother should stand by him and suffer with him.
Grant to your Church that she may share, through Mary, in Christ’s passion
and deserve to share also in his resurrection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,  
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,  
God for ever and ever.
Amen

Stabat Mater  (Sequence)

Stabat Mater dolorosa
iuxta crucem lacrimósa,
dum pendébat Fílius.Cuius ánimam geméntem,
contristátam et doléntem
pertransívit gládius.

O quam tristis et afflícta
fuit illa benedícta,
mater Unigéniti!

Quæ mærébat et dolébat,
pia Mater, dum vidébat
Nati poenas íncliti.

Quis est homo qui non fleret,
Matrem Christi si vidéret
tanto supplício?

Quis non posset contristári,
piam Matrem contemplári
doléntem cum Fílio?

Pro peccátis suæ gentis
vidit lesum in torméntis,  
et flagéllis súbditum.

Vidit suum dulcem Natum
moriéndo desolátum,  
dum emísit spíritum.

Eia, Mater, fons amóris
me sentíre vim dolóris fac,
ut tecum lúgeam.

Fac ut árdeat cor meum
in amándo Christum Deum,  
ut sibi compláceam.

Sancta Mater, istud agas,  
Crucifíxi fige plagas
cordi meo válide.

Tui Nati vulneráti,
tam dignáti pro me pati,
poenas mecum divide.

Fac me tecum pie flere,  
Crucifíxo condolére,  
donec ego víxero.

Iuxta crucem tecum stare,  
ac me tibi sociáre
in planctu desídero.

Virgo vírginum præclára,
mihi iam non sis amára,
fac me tecum plángere.

Fac ut portem Christi mortem,  passiónis fac me sortem,  
et plagas recólere.

Fac me plagis vulnerári,  
cruce hac inebriári,  
et cruóre Filii.

Flammis urar succénsus,  
per te, Virgo, sim defénsus
in die iudícii.

Fac me cruce custodíri,  
morte Christi præmuníri,  
confovéri grátia.

Quando corpus moriétur,  
fac ut ánimæ donétur
Paradísi glória. Amen

At the cross her station keeping
stood the mournful Mother weeping,
close to Jesus to the last.Through her heart, his sorrow sharing,
all his bitter anguish bearing
now at length the sword had passed.

Oh, how sad and sore distressed
was that Mother highly blessed,
of the sole-begotten One!

Christ above in torment hangs,
she beneath beholds the pangs
of her dying, glorious Son.

Is there one who would not weep,
whelmed in miseries so deep,
Christ’s dear Mother to behold?

Can the human heart refrain
from partaking in her pain,
in that Mother’s pain untold?

Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled,
she beheld her tender Child
All with bloody scourges rent.

For the sins of his own nation,
saw him hang in desolation,
Till his spirit forth he sent.

O sweet Mother! Font of love!
Touch my spirit from above,
make my heart with yours accord.

Make me feel as you have felt;
make my soul to glow and melt
with the love of Christ, my Lord.

Holy Mother! pierce me through,
in my heart each wound renew
of my Savior crucified.

Let me share with you his pain,
who for all our sins was slain,
who for me in torments died.

Let me mingle tears with you,
mourning him who mourned for me,
all the days that I may live.

By the cross with you to stay,
there with you to weep and pray,
is all I ask of you to give.

Virgin of all virgins blest!
Listen to my fond request:
let me share your grief divine;

Let me, to my latest breath,
in my body bear the death
of that dying Son of thine.

Wounded with his every wound,
steep my soul till it has swooned,
in his very Blood away;

Be to me, O Virgin, nigh,
lest in flames I burn and die,
in his awful judgment day.

Christ, when Thou shall call me hence,
by your Mother my defense,
by your cross my victory;

While my body here decays,
may my soul your goodness praise, safe in heaven eternally. Amen.

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Matthew 28:20.

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Wednesday, September 14th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 3:13-17.


The Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Feast

14 September 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 3:13-17.

Jesus said to Nicodemus : “No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man.
And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.

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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Feast

14 September 2016

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THE EXALTATION
OF THE HOLY CROSS
OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
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        Constantine was still wavering between Christianity and idolatry when a luminous cross appeared to him in the heavens, bearing the inscription, “In this sign shalt thou conquer.” He became a Christian, and triumphed over his enemies, who were at the same time the enemies of the Faith.

       A few years later, his saintly mother having found the cross on which our Saviour suffered, the feast of the ” Exaltation” was established in the Church; but it was only at a later period still, namely, after the Emperor Heraclius had achieved three great and wondrous victories over Chosroes, King of Persia, who had possessed himself of the holy and precious relic, that this festival took a more general extension, and was invested with a higher character of solemnity.

        The feast of the “Finding” was thereupon instituted, in memory of the discovery made by St. Helena; and that of the “Exaltation” was reserved to celebrate the triumphs of Heraclius. The greatest power of the Catholic world was at that time centred in the Empire of the East, and was verging toward its ruin, when God put forth His hand to save it: the re-establishment of the great cross at Jerusalem was the sure pledge thereof. This great event occurred in 629.

Herein is found the accomplishment of the Saviour’s word:
“If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all things to Myself.”

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

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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Feast

14 September 2016

Saint of the day

St. Maternus,

Bishop of Cologne († c. 325)

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SAINT MATERNUS
Bishop of Cologne
(† c. 325)

       First known bishop of Cologne whose name has come down to us, St. Maternus was involved in the effort against the Donatist heretics and in 313 Emperor Constantine the Great summoned him to a synod in Rome. He took part in the Synod of Arles in 314.

        Saint Peter Canisius defended the medieval identification of Saint Maternus with the son of the widow of Naim who was raised from the dead by Jesus. he was said to have been a disciple of Saint Peter.

Maternus died at Trier, Germany, where it is believed he also served as a bishop at one time.

        In art, Saint Maternus is a bishop holding a large key. He may also be shown holding three churches combined as one or with a crozier and pilgrim’s staff or hermit’s crutch

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Tuesday, September 13th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 7:11-17.


Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth week in Ordinary Time

13 September 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ 

“Young man, I tell you, arise!”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 7:11-17.

Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him.
As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her.
When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”
The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.
Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming, “A great prophet has arisen in our midst,” and “God has visited his people.”
This report about him spread through the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.

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Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth week in Ordinary Time

13 September 2016

Commentary of the day

Saint Augustine (354-430),

Bishop of Hippo (North Africa) and Doctor of the Church
Sermon 98

“Young man, I tell you, arise!”

In the Gospels we find three dead people who are visibly restored to life but thousands who are invisibly so… The synagogue official’s daughter (Mk 5,22f.), the widow of Naim’s son, and Lazarus (Jn 11)… are symbols of three kinds of sinner that Christ still raises today. The young girl was still in her father’s house…; the widow of Naim’s son was no longer in his mother’s house but not, as yet, in the tomb…; Lazarus had been buried…

And so, there are some people whose sins remain in their hearts but who have not put them into practice… They have consented to sin and death is within their souls but it has not yet been carried outside. Now it often happens… that people experience this in themselves: after hearing the word of God, our Lord seems to say to them: “Arise!” They accuse themselves of the consent they gave to evil and draw breath to live in salvation and uprightness… Others, having given their consent, go so far as deed. They carry out the dead thing hidden in the concealment of their dwelling and expose it before everyone. Are we to despair of them? Didn’t our Savior say to that young man: “I tell you, arise!”? Didn’t he give him back to his mother? This is how it is with someone who has behaved like that: if he is touched and moved by the word of truth he rises again at Christ’s word, he comes back to life. He was able to go a step further along the way of sin but he could not die for ever.

As for those who are so bound fast in evil habits as to their removing even the sight of the evil things they do, they undertake to defend their evil deeds, they are angered if one rebukes them… Such as these, crushed under the weight of a habit of sinning, are as though buried in the tomb… That stone placed over the sepulcher is the tyrannical force of the habit that crushes the soul and doesn’t allow it either to get up or to breathe…

Listen, then, dearest brethren, and behave in such a way that those who live, live, and those who are dead revive… Let all those dead people repent… Let those who live preserve that life of theirs and let those who are dead be quick to come back to life again.

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Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth week in Ordinary Time

13 September 2016

Saint of the day

St. John Chrysostom,

Bishop and Doctor of the Church – Memorial

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Saint John Chrysostom
Bishop and Doctor of the Church
(c. 349-404)

         Born at Antioch about 349, where he was ordained an exercised his pastoral ministry for many years. His preaching bore great fruit, and his writings revealed the brilliance of his intellect and his strength of faith. He lived an austere life, striving to reform the morals of clergy and people.

        In 397 he became Bishop of Constantinople; he was exiled by the emperor, who took exception to his work, and died in 404 at Comana in Turkey.

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Monday, September 12th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 7:1-10.


Monday of the Twenty-fourth week in Ordinary Time

12 September 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ 

“I did not consider myself worthy to come to you;
but say the word and let my servant be healed.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 7:1-10.

When Jesus had finished all his words to the people, he entered Capernaum.
A centurion there had a slave who was ill and about to die, and he was valuable to him.
When he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and save the life of his slave.
They approached Jesus and strongly urged him to come, saying, “He deserves to have you do this for him,
for he loves our nation and he built the synagogue for us.”
And Jesus went with them, but when he was only a short distance from the house, the centurion sent friends to tell him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof.
Therefore, I did not consider myself worthy to come to you; but say the word and let my servant be healed.
For I too am a person subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come here,’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him and, turning, said to the crowd following him, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”
When the messengers returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.

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12 September 2016

Saint of the day

St. Guy of Anderlecht († c.1012)

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SAINT GUY OF ANDERLECHT
(† c. 1012)

        As a child Guy had two loves, the Church and the poor. The love of prayer growing more and more, he left his poor home at Brussels to seek greater poverty and closer union with God. He arrived at Laeken, near Brussels, and there showed such devotion before Our Lady’s shrine that the priest besought him to stay and serve the Church. Thenceforth his great joy was to be always in the church, sweeping the floor and ceiling, polishing the altars, and cleansing the sacred vessels. By day he still found time and means to befriend the poor, so that his almsgiving became famous in all those parts.

A merchant of Brussels, hearing of the generosity of this poor sacristan, came to Laeken, and offered him a share in his business. Guy could not bear to leave the church; but the offer seemed providential, and he at last closed with it. Their ship, however, was lost on the first voyage, and on returning to Laeken Guy found his place filled. The rest of his life was one long penance for his inconstancy. About the year 1012, finding his end at hand, he returned to Anderlecht, in his own country.

        As he died, a light shone round him, and a voice was heard proclaiming his eternal reward.

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Sunday, September 11th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 15:1-32.


Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

11 September 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ 

His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you;

I no longer deserve to be called your son.’

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 15:1-32.

Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus,
but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
So to them he addressed this parable.
“What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it?
And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy
and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’
I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.”
Or what woman having ten coins and losing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house, searching carefully until she finds it?
And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost.’
In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Then he said, “A man had two sons,
and the younger son said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me.’ So the father divided the property between them.
After a few days, the younger son collected all his belongings and set off to a distant country where he squandered his inheritance on a life of dissipation.
When he had freely spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he found himself in dire need.
So he hired himself out to one of the local citizens who sent him to his farm to tend the swine.
And he longed to eat his fill of the pods on which the swine fed, but nobody gave him any.
Coming to his senses he thought, ‘How many of my father’s hired workers have more than enough food to eat, but here am I, dying from hunger.
I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers.”‘
So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.
His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’
But his father ordered his servants, ‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast,
because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ Then the celebration began.
Now the older son had been out in the field and, on his way back, as he neared the house, he heard the sound of music and dancing.
He called one of the servants and asked what this might mean.
The servant said to him, ‘Your brother has returned and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’
He became angry, and when he refused to enter the house, his father came out and pleaded with him.
He said to his father in reply, ‘Look, all these years I served you and not once did I disobey your orders; yet you never gave me even a young goat to feast on with my friends.
But when your son returns who swallowed up your property with prostitutes, for him you slaughter the fattened calf.’
He said to him, ‘My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours.
But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

11 September 2016

Commentary of the day

Saint Peter Chrysologus (c.406-450),

Bishop of Ravenna, Doctor of the Church
Sermon 5 on the prodigal son ; PL 52,197

“Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him”

The son returns to his father’s house and cries : “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer deserve to be called your son. Treat me as one of your paid servants”… But the father ran, he ran from far off: “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom 5:8). The father ran… in the person of the Son when he came down from heaven to earth through him. “The Father who sent me is with me,” says the Son in the gospel (cf. Jn 16:32). He threw his arms around him: he threw himself even as far as ourselves when, in Christ, his whole divinity came down from heaven and made its home in our flesh. And he kissed him tenderly. When? “When mercy and truth met; justice and peace embraced” (Ps 84[85]:11).

He made them give him a festal robe, the one that Adam lost, the eternal glory of immortality. He put a ring on his finger, the ring of honor, his title of liberty, the special seal of the spirit, the sign of faith, firstfruit of the heavenly wedding. Listen to Paul the apostle: “I have betrothed you to one husband to present you to Christ as a pure virgin” (2Cor 11:2). And he made him put sandals on his feet: that our feet might be shod when we preach the good news of the Gospel, that “the feet of those who announce the good news of peace” might be blessed” (Is 52:7; Rom 10:15).

Then he had the fattened calf slaughtered for him… The calf was slaughtered at the father’s command because Christ, who is God and Son of God, could not be killed except by the Father’s will. Listen to the apostle Paul once more: “He did not spare his own Son but delivered him up for us all” (Rom 8:32).

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

11 September 2016

Saints of the day

St. Paphnutius,

Bishop (4th century)

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SAINT PAPHNUTIUS
Bishop
(4th centtury)

        The holy confessor Paphnutius was an Egyptian, and after having spent several years in the desert, under the direction of the great St. Antony, was made bishop in Upper Thebais. He was one of those confessors who, under the tyrant Maximin Daia, lost their right eye, and were afterward sent to work in the mines. Peace being restored to the Church, Paphnutius returned to his flock. The Arian heresy being broached in Egypt, he was one of the most zealous in defending the Catholic faith, and for his eminent sanctity and the glorious title of confessor (or one who had confessed the Faith before the persecutors and under torments) was highly considered in the great Council of Nice. Constantine the Great, during the celebration of that synod, sometimes conferred privately with him in his palace, and never dismissed him without kissing respectfully the place which had once held the eye he had lost for the Faith.

        St. Paphnutius remained always in a close union with St. Athanasius, and accompanied him to the Council of Tyre, in 335, where they found much the greater part of that assembly to be professed Arians. Seeing Maximus, Bishop of Jerusalem, among them, Paphnutius took him by the hand, led him out, and told him he could not see that any who bore the same marks as he in defence of the Faith should be seduced and imposed upon by persons who were resolved to oppress the most strenuous assertor of its fundamental article. We have no particular account of the death of St. Paphnutius, but his name stands in the Roman Martyrology on the 11th of September.

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

11 September 2016

Saints of the day

Sts. Protus & Hyacinth,

Martyrs († c. 260)

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Saints Protus and Hyacinth
Martyrs
(† c. 260)

Commemoration

        At Rome, on the old Salarian Way in the cemetery of Basilla, the birthday of the holy martyrs Protus and Hyacinth, brothers, and eunuchs in the service of blessed Eugenia. 

        They were arrested in the time of Emperor Gallienus on the charge of being Christians, and urged to offer sacrifice to the gods.  Because they refused, they were most severely scourged and finally beheaded.

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May the precious witness of your blessed Martyrs,
Protus and Hyacinth,
comfort us, O Lord,
and may their kind intercession continually protect  us

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Saturday, September 10th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 6:43-49.


Saturday of the Twenty-third week in Ordinary Time

10 September 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ 

That one is like a person building a house,

who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 6:43-49.

Jesus said to his disciples : “A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit.
For every tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thornbushes, nor do they gather grapes from brambles.
A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.
Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but not do what I command?
I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them.
That one is like a person building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it because it had been well built.
But the one who listens and does not act is like a person who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, it collapsed at once and was completely destroyed.”

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Saint Augustine (354-430),

Bishop of Hippo (North Africa) and Doctor of the Church
Sermon 179

Building on the rock

       Brothers, the apostle Saint James spoke to people who were zealous for the word of God, saying: “Act on this word. If all you do is listen to it, you are deceiving yourselves.” (Jas 1:22) You would neither be fooling the Author of the word nor the one announcing it; you would be fooling yourselves… And it would be very useless if the preacher announced the word of God outside and didn’t first of all listen to it within himself in order to put it into practice…

       Who puts the word into practice interiorly? The person who keeps himself from evil desire. Who observes it exteriorly? The one who is “sharing… (his) bread with the hungry.” (Isa 58:7) Our neighbor sees what we do, but God alone is witness to why we are doing it. So “act on this word. If all you do is listen to it, you are deceiving yourselves.” You will neither deceive God nor his minister. I cannot read your hearts but God, who plumbs the heart, sees what human beings cannot see. He sees your zeal in listening, your thoughts, your resolutions, the progress you make through his grace, your attentiveness in prayer, the requests you make of him so as to obtain what you are lacking, and your thanksgiving so as to thank him for his blessings…

       Think upon this, brothers! If it is praiseworthy to listen to the word, how much more is it praiseworthy to put it into practice. If you don’t listen to it, you are living in negligence and you won’t build anything. If you listen to it without putting it into practice, you will build nothing but ruins. Where this is concerned, the Lord gave us a good comparison: “Anyone who hears my words and puts them into practice is like the wise man who built his house on rock.” To listen and to put into practice means building on the rock… To listen without putting into practice means building on sand. To refuse even to listen means that nothing is built at all!

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10 September 2016

Saint of the day

St. Nicholas of Tolentino († 1310)

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ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINO
(† 1310)

        Born in answer to the prayer of a holy mother, and vowed before his birth to the service of God, Nicholas never lost his baptismal innocence. His austerities were conspicuous even in the austere Order -the Hermits of St. Augustine- to which he belonged, and to the remonstrances which were made by his superiors he only replied, “How can I be said to fast, while every morning at the altar I receive my God?”

        He conceived an ardent charity for the Holy Souls, so near and yet so far from their Saviour; and often after his Mass it was revealed to him that the souls for whom he had offered the Holy Sacrifice had been admitted to the presence of God.

   Amidst his loving labors for God and man, he was haunted by fear of his own sinfulness. “The heavens,” said he, “are not pure in the sight of Him Whom I serve; how then shall I, a sinful man, stand before Him?” As he pondered on these things, Mary, the Queen of all Saints, appeared before him. “Fear not, Nicholas,” she said, “all is well with you: my Son bears you in his heart, and I am your protection.” Then his soul was at rest; and he heard, we are told, the songs which the angels sing in the presence of their Lord.

        He died September 10, 1310.

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Friday, September 9th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 6:39-42.


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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye,

but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 6:39-42.

Jesus told his disciples a parable : “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?
No disciple is superior to the teacher; but when fully trained, every disciple will be like his teacher.
Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?
How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’ when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.”

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Saint of the day

St. Peter Claver,

Priest (1580-1654) – Memorial

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SAINT PETER CLAVER
Priest
(1580-1654)

        Peter Claver was a Spanish Jesuit. In Majorca he fell in with the holy lay-brother Alphonsus Rodriguez, who, having already learned by revelation the saintly career of Peter, became his spiritual guide, foretold to him the labors he would undergo in the Indies, and the throne he would gain in heaven.

        Ordained priest in New Granada, Peter was sent to Cartagena, the great slave-mart of the West Indies, and there he consecrated himself by vow to the salvation of those ignorant and miserable creatures. For more than forty years he labored in this work. He called himself “the slave of the slaves.” He was their apostle, father, physician, and friend. He fed them, nursed. them with the utmost tenderness in their loathsome diseases, often applying his own lips to their hideous sores. His cloak, which was the constant covering of the naked, though soiled with their filthy ulcers, sent forth a miraculous perfume. His rest after his great labors was in nights of penance and prayer. However tired he might be, when news arrived of a fresh slave-ship, Saint Peter immediately revived, his eyes brightened, and he was at once on board amongst his dear slaves, bringing them comfort for body and soul.

        A false charge of reiterating Baptism for a while stopped his work. He submitted without a murmur till the calumny was refuted, and then God so blessed his toil that 40,000 negroes were baptized before he went to his reward, in 1654.

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Thursday, September 8th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Matthew 1:1-16.18-23.


The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast

8 September 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ .

“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.

For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her.

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 1:1-16.18-23.

The Book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Abraham became the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar. Perez became the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,
Ram the father of Amminadab. Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,
Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab. Boaz became the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth. Obed became the father of Jesse,
Jesse the father of David the king. David became the father of Solomon, whose mother had been the wife of Uriah.
Solomon became the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asaph.
Asaph became the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, Joram the father of Uzziah.
Uzziah became the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amos, Amos the father of Josiah.
Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers at the time of the Babylonian exile.
After the Babylonian exile, Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
Zerubbabel the father of Abiud. Abiud became the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,
Azor the father of Zadok. Zadok became the father of Achim, Achim the father of Eliud,
Eliud the father of Eleazar. Eleazar became the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Messiah.
Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.”

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Commentary of the day

Saint Bernard (1091-1153),

Cistercian monk and doctor of the Church
Praise of the Virgin Mother; Homily 2, §3

The birth of the new Eve

Rejoice, Adam, our father, and above all you, Eve, our mother. You were parents to all of us and at the same time our murderers. You who doomed us to death even before we were born, be comforted now. One of your daughters – and what a daughter! – will comfort you… So come, Eve, run to Mary. May the mother run to the daughter. The daughter will answer for her mother and will wipe away her fault… For the human race will now be raised up by a woman.

What did Adam say in times past? “The woman whom you put here with me – she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it.” (Gen 3:12) Those were deceitful words that increased his fault rather than wiping it away. But divine Wisdom triumphed over so much malice. After vainly trying to give birth to an opportunity to forgive by questioning Adam, God now finds that opportunity in the treasures of his inexhaustible goodness. He gives the first woman a substitute, a wise woman in the place of the one who was foolish, a woman who is as humble as the other was proud.

Instead of the fruit of the tree of death, she offers to humankind the bread of life. She replaces this bitter and poisonous nourishment with the sweetness of an eternal food. So Adam, change your unjust accusation to an expression of gratitude and say: “Lord, this woman whom you gave me offered me the fruit of the tree of life. I ate of it; its flavor was sweeter than honey from the comb (Ps 19:11), because by means of this fruit, you gave me back life.” So that is why the angel was sent to a virgin. Oh admirable Virgin, worthy of all honors! Woman whom we must venerate infinitely among all women, you repair the fault of our first parents, you give life back to all their descendants. 

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8 September 2016

Saint of the day

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast

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THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Feast

        The birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary announced joy and the near approach of salvation to the lost world. Mary was brought forth in the world not like other children of Adam, infected with the loathsome contagion of sin, but pure, holy, beautiful, and glorious, adorned with all the most precious graces which became her who was chosen to be the Mother of God. She appeared indeed in the weak state of our mortality; but in the eyes of Heaven she already transcended the highest seraph in purity, brightness, and the richest ornaments of grace.

        If we celebrate the birthdays of the great ones of this earth, how ought we to rejoice in that of the Virgin Mary, presenting to God the best homage of our praises and thanksgiving for the great mercies He has shown in her, and imploring her mediation with her Son in our behalf! Christ will not reject the supplications of his mother, whom He was pleased to obey whilst on earth. Her love, care, and tenderness for Him, the title and qualities which she bears, the charity and graces with which she is adorned, and the crown of glory with which she is honored, must incline Him readily to receive her recommendations and petitions.

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Wednesday, September 7th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 6:20-26.


Wednesday of the Twenty-third week in Ordinary Time

7 September 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

Raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus said:

“Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 6:20-26.

Raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.
Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.
Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great in heaven. For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way.
But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep.
Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way.”

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Saint Gregory of Nyssa (c.335-395),

monk and Bishop
The Beatitudes, 1

“Blessed are you who are poor”

As almost all men have a natural tendency to pride, the Lord begins the beatitudes by casting aside the original sin of self-sufficiency and by counseling our imitation of him who is truly blessed, the genuinely voluntary Poor man… so we might become like him in a voluntary poverty that is according to our means, so as to share his blessedness, his happiness. “Have among you the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus. Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave,” (Phil 2,5-7).

What could be more wretched for God than to take the form of a slave? What lowlier for the King of the universe than to share our human nature? The King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Judge of the world pays taxes to Caesar (1Tim 6,17; Heb 12,23; Mk 12,17)! Creation’s lord embraces this world, enters a cave, finds no place in an inn and takes refuge in a stable in the company of irrational beasts. He who is pure and spotless takes upon himself the stains of human nature and, after sharing all our poverty, goes so far as to experience our death. Consider the excessiveness of his voluntary poverty! Life tastes death; the Judge is dragged before the court; the Master of the lives of us all submits to a magistrate; the King of the heavenly powers does not escape the hands of torturers. This is the pattern, says the apostle Paul, against which his humility is measured.

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7 September 2016

Saint of the day

St. Cloud,

Priest (522-c.560)

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SAINT CLOUD
Priest
(522- c. 560)

        St. Cloud is the first and most illustrious Saint among the princes of the royal family of the first race in France. He was son of Chlodomir, King of Orleans, the eldest son of St. Clotilda, and was born in 522. He was scarce three years old when his father was killed in Burgundy; but his grandmother Clotilda brought up him and his two brothers at Paris, and loved them extremely.

        Their ambitious uncles divided the kingdom of Orleans between them, and stabbed with their own hands two of their nephews. Cloud, by a special providence, was saved from the massacre, and, renouncing the world, devoted himself to the service of God in a monastic state. After a time he put himself under the discipline of St. Severinus, a holy recluse who lived near Paris, from whose hands he received the monastic habit.

        Wishing to live unknown to the world, he withdrew secretly into Provence, but his hermitage being made public, he returned to Paris, and was received with the greatest joy imaginable. At the earnest request of the people, he was ordained priest by Eusebius, Bishop of Paris, in 551, and served that Church some time in the functions of the sacred ministry.

        He afterward retired to St. Cloud, two leagues below Paris, where he built a monastery. Here he assembled many pious men, who fled out of the world for fear of losing their souls in it. St. Cloud was regarded by them as their superior, and he animated them to all virtue both by word and example. He was indefatigable in instructing and exhorting the people of the neighboring country, and piously ended his days about the year 560.

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Tuesday, September 6th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 6:12-19.


Tuesday of the Twenty-third week in Ordinary Time

6 September 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

Jesus departed to the mountain to pray,

and he spent the night in prayer to God.

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 6:12-19.

Jesus departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God.
When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named apostles:
Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,
Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called a Zealot,
and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
And he came down with them and stood on a stretch of level ground. A great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon
came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and even those who were tormented by unclean spirits were cured.
Everyone in the crowd sought to touch him because power came forth from him and healed them all.

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Saint Augustine (354-430),

Bishop of Hippo (North Africa) and Doctor of the Church
Letter to Proba on Prayer, 9-10 (trans. Breviary 29th Monday)

“He spent the night in communion with God.”

  When the apostle Paul says: “Present your needs to God,” (Phil 4:6) this does not mean that we make them known to God since he knows them even before they come into being; it means, rather, that we will know whether our prayers are of value by our patience and perseverance before God and not by prattling before men… Thus, it is not forbidden or useless to pray for a long time when this is possible, that is to say, when it does not prevent other good and necessary occupations; and moreover, when we are doing so, we must always pray with desire, as I have said.

For if a person prays for a long time, it is not prayer that is babbled (Mt 6:7), as some people think. Talking abundantly is one thing, loving for a long time is another. For it is written that the Lord himself “spent the night in prayer” and that he “prayed with all the greater intensity.” (Lk 22:44) He wanted to give us an example by praying for us in time, who, with his Father, hears our prayers in eternity.
  It is said that the monks in Egypt say frequent but very short prayers that are thrown like arrows, so as to prevent that the vigilant attention needed by those who pray become relaxed and dissolute by being prolonged too much… Prayer does not have to include many words, but much supplication; thus, it can be prolonged with fervent attention… To pray a lot means to knock for a long time and with all our heart at the door of him to whom we are praying (Lk 11:5f.). For prayer consists more in groaning and tears than in discourse and words.

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6 September 2016

Saint of the day

St. Eleutherius,

Abbot († c. 585)

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SAINT ELEUTHERIUS
Abbot
(† c. 585)

        Wonderful simplicity and spirit of compunction were the distinguishing virtues of this holy man. He was chosen abbot of St. Mark’s near Spoleto, and favored by God with the gift of miracles. A child who was possessed by the devil, being delivered by being educated in his monastery, the abbot said one day: “Since the child is among the servants of God, the devil dares not approach him.” These words seemed to savor of vanity, and thereupon the devil again entered and tormented the child. The abbot humbly confessed his fault, and fasted and prayed with his whole community till the child was again freed from the tyranny of the fiend.

     St. Gregory the Great not being able to fast on Easter-eve on account of extreme weakness, engaged this Saint to go with him to the church of St. Andrew’s and put up his prayers to God for his health, that he might join the faithful in that solemn practice of penance. Eleutherius prayed with many tears, and the Pope, coming out of the church, found his breast suddenly strengthened, so that he was enabled to perform the fast as he desired. St. Eleutherius raised a dead man to life.

        Resigning his abbacy, he died in St. Andrew’s monastery in Rome, about the year 585.

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