Saint of The Day
Saints for the Month of
- In the case of multiple feria's in a week, Epistle and Gospel will be the same.
September 23rd- St. Linus (Pope and Martyr) / St. Thecla (Virgin and Martyr)
- St. Linus was the immediate successor of St. Peter as Pope about the year 67. He was a native of Tuscany and was consecrated a bishop by St. Paul. He is mentioned in St. Paul's second letter to Timothy, Chapter 4 verse 21. He died in the year 76.
- St. Thecla was converted by St. Paul. Numerous and vain attempts under the emperor Nero were made to have her killed by fire, serpents, and wild beasts. Living a life of solitary retirement, she died at the age of 90.
September 24th- Feria/ Our Lady of Ransom
- The Feast of Our Lady of Ransom first began with founder St. Peter of Nolasco. In 12th century Spain, Christians were being taken captive by the Moors at sea and in Spain itself, being tormented in African prisons to deny their faith. On the night of August 1st, 1218, our Lady appeared to St. Peter, his confessor, Raymund of Penafort, and to the king of Aragon, James I desiring the establishment of a religious order. The members would undertake to deliver Christian captives, and if necessary, offer themselves as a ransom pledge. Bearing the name of Our Lady's mercy, this order would later be known as the Mercedarians.
September 25th- Feria
From the 15th Sunday after Pentecost
- Epistle (Galatians 5:25-26, 6:1-10): BRETHREN: if we live in the spirit, let us also walk in the spirit. Let us not be made desirous of vainglory, provoking one another, envying one another. Brethren, and if a man be overtaken in any fault, you, who are spiritual, instruct such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so you shall fulfill the law of Christ. For if any man think himself to be something, whereas he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let everyone prove his own work, and so he shall have glory in himself only, and not in another. For every one shall bear his own burden. And let him that instructed in the word, communicate to him that instructeth him, in all good things. Be not deceived, God is not mocked; for what things a man shall sow, those also he shall reap. For he that soweth in his flesh, of the flesh also shall reap corruption: but he that soweth in the spirit, of the spirit shall reap life everlasting. And in doing good, let us not fail; for in due time we shall reap, not failing. Therefore, whilst we have time, let us work good to all men, but especially to those who are of the household of faith.
- Gospel (St. Luke 7:11-16): At that time, Jesus went into a city called Naim: and there went with him his disciples, and a great multitude. And when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a great multitude of the city was with her. Whom when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy towards her, He said to her: Weep not. And he came near and touched the bier. And they that carried it stood still. And He said: Young man, I say to thee, arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. And there came a fear on them all: and they glorified God, saying: A great prophet is risen up amongst us, and God hath visited his people.