Saint of The Day

 

 

The Month of October

 

  

 Saturday October 21st

Saturday in Honor of Our Lady

 

My brothers, let us cast ourselves at Mary's blessed feet with the most devout supplication. Let us embrace them, let us hold fast to her, and not let go until she blesses us; for she has great power. Like the fleece between the dew and the threshing floor, like the woman between the sun and the moon, so Mary stands between Christ and the Church. But perhaps you wonder, not so much at the fleece covered with dew, but at the woman clothed with the sun. Any relationship between the sun and the woman would be striking enough, but this proximity is indeed something to be marveled at. How can so fragile a nature subsist in that excessive heat? You have a right to wonder, saintly Moses; it is only natural that in your curiosity you should want to look more closely. But "remove the sandals from your feet", put aside the covering of fleshly thoughts, if you wish to draw near.

 

Sunday October, 22nd

Twentieth  Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 8 [4]
8:1 O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in the whole earth!
8:2 For thy magnificence is elevated * above the heavens.
8:3 Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise, because of thy enemies, * that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger.
8:4 For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: * the moon and the stars which thou hast founded.
8:5 What is man that thou art mindful of him? * or the son of man that thou visitest him?
8:6 Thou hast made him a little less than the angels, thou hast crowned him with glory and honour: * and hast set him over the works of thy hands.
8:7 Thou hast subjected all things under his feet, * all sheep and oxen: moreover the beasts also of the fields.
8:8 The birds of the air, and the fishes of the sea, * that pass through the paths of the sea.
8:9 O Lord our Lord, * how admirable is thy name in all the earth!