Friday, March 02, 2007

Feast days of the week 4 - 10 March, A.D. 2007 (1962 liturgical calendar).


Sunday, 4 March, 2007
Second Sunday of Lent (I)
"Let the sight of the grandeur of Jesus transfigured prepare us for a brief contemplation of the humiliation of His Passion.”
Epistle: I Thess 4:1-7.
Gospel: Matt 17:1-9.

St. Casimir, Confessor (III)
"St. Casimir, son of Casimir III, King of Poland, led an angelic life and excelled in love for the poor and great devotion to the Blessed Virgin. He practiced the most heroic virtues amid the dangers of his father's court. He died A.D. 1483."
Lesson: Ecclesiasticus 31:8-11.
Gospel: Luke 12:35-40.

St. Lucius I, Pope, Martyr (Commemoration)
"He was beheaded for the sake of the Name of Jesus A.D. 254."
Epistle: I Peter 5:1-4; 10-11.
Gospel: Matt 16:13-19.

Monday, 5 March, 2007
Monday of the Second Week in Lent (III)
Day of fast (traditional)
Lesson: Daniel 9:15-19.
Gospel: John 8:21-29.

Tuesday, 6 March, 2007
Tuesday of the Second Week in Lent (III)
Day of fast (traditional)
Lesson: III Kings 17:8-16.
Gospel: Matt 23:1-12.

SS. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs (III)
"These two young mothers, the former a lady of high rank, the latter a slave, were arrested at Carthage with other Christians. They were condemned to the wild beasts and died finally by the sword, A.D. 202."
Epistle: I Cor 7:25-34.
Gospel: Matt 13:44-52 (or, Matt 25:1-13)

Wednesday, 7 March, 2007
Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent (III)
Day of fast (traditional)
Lesson: Esther 13:8-11; 15-17..
Gospel: Matt 20:17-28.

St. Thomas Aquinas, Confessor, Doctor of the Church (III)
"His undisputed mastery in scholastic theology gained him the title of 'Angelic Doctor'. He is one of the greatest glories of the Friars Preachers. Leo XIII declared him the patron of all Catholic Schools. He died in the Cistercian monastery of Fossa-Nuova, on his way to the Council of Lyons, A.D. 1274."
Lesson: Wisdom 7:7-14.
Gospel: Matt 5:13-19.

Thursday, 8 March, 2007
Thursday of the Second Week in Lent (III)
Day of fast (traditional)
Lesson: Jer 17:5-10.
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31.

St. John of God, Confessor (III)
"After a stormy youth, he listened to the word of God and lived thenceforth a penitential life. He founded the Order of the 'Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God', who devote themselves to the care of sick bodies and souls. He died A.D. 1550."
Lesson: Ecclesiasticus 31:8-11.
Gospel: Matt 22:34-46.

Friday, 9 March, 2007
Friday of the Second Week in Lent (III)
Day of fast (Obligatory)
Lesson: Gen 37:6-22.
Gospel: Matt 21:33-46.

St. Frances of Rome, Widow (III)
"A noble lady of Rome, where she spent the greater part of her life. She was the type of a perfect spouse and, after her husband's death, of a perfect religious in the house of Oblates, which she had founded under the rule of St. Benedict. She died A.D. 1440."
Lesson: Proverbs 31:10-31.
Gospel: Matt 13:44-52.

Saturday, 10 March 2007
Saturday of the Second Week in Lent (III)
Day of fast (traditional)
Lesson: Gen 27:6-40.
Gospel: Luke 15:11-32.

The Forty Holy Martyrs (III)
"Under Licinius, forty soldiers of the garrison of Sebaste (Armenia) were exposed on a frozen pond for refusing to sacrifice to idols. All persevered but one, whose courage failed him, and he perished in a bath of tepid water prepared for him. But their guard, inspired by grace, took his place and died with them, so there were forty martyrs still. They suffered A.D. 320."
Epistle: Heb 11:33-39.
Gospel: Luke 6:17-23.

[1] Remarks are abstracted from The Daily Missal and Liturgical Manual, from Editio Typica of the Roman Missal and Breviary, 1962
(Baronius Press Limited, London, 2004, in conjunction with the Fraternal Society of St. Peter,

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