Saturday, July 14, 2007

Feast days of the week 15-21 July, A.D. 2007 (1962 liturgical calendar).


Sunday, 15 July, 2007
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (II)
"Almighty God, through His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who is Wisdom itself, attracts all souls, for His divine providence is unerring in the ordering of His divine plans. The words of Ps. 46 (Introit) exhort all nations to come and praise their God."
Epistle: Bl. Paul to the Romans, 6:19-23.
Gospel: St. Matthew, 7:15-21.

St. Henry, Emperor, Confessor (III)
"St. Henry, Duke of Bavaria and Emperor of Germany, used his power to extend the kingdom of God. By agreement with his spouse, he preserved virginity in marriage. He died A.D. 1024."
Lesson: Ecclesiasticus, 31:8-11.
Gospel: St. Luke, 12:35-40.

Monday, 16 July, 2007
Ferial (IV)
Epistle: Bl. Paul to the Romans, 6:19-23.
Gospel: St. Matthew, 7:15-21.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Comm.)
"Today are commemorated the favours granted to the Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, successors to those early Christians who built a chapel in her honour on Mount Carmel. The institution and habit of the Carmelite Order as now known are due to Our Lady's instructions first to St. Simon Stock and later to Pope Honorius III. She promised special protection in life and after death to all who adopted the Tertiary's rule of life and wore her habit."
Lesson: Ecclesiasticus, 24:23-31.
Gospel: St. Luke, 11:27-28.

Tuesday, 17 July, 2007
Ferial (IV)
Epistle: Bl. Paul to the Romans, 6:19-23.
Gospel: St. Matthew, 7:15-21.

St. Alexius, Confessor (Comm.)
"St. Alexius, the son of Senator Euphemian, renounced all earthly things and departed as a pilgrim to Palestine. He returned after seven years and in his father's house was taken for an indigent beggar. There he died unknown, A.D. 404."
Epistle: First Letter of Bl. Paul the Apostle to Timothy, 6:6-12.
Gospel: St. Luke, 12:35-40.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2007
St. Camillus de Lellis, Confessor (III)
"Of the noble family of Lellis, St. Camillus, when still a young priest, consecrated his life to the service of the sick, even those stricken with the plague. He founded an Order of Hospitallers which bears his name, and died a victim of his charity A.D. 1614."
Epistle: First Letter of Bl. John the Apostle, 3:13-18.
Gospel: St. John, 15:12-16.

St. Symphorosa and her Seven Sons, Martyrs (Comm.)
Epistle: Bl. Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews, 11:33-39.
Gospel: St. Luke, 12:1-8.

Thursday, 19 July, 2007
St. Vincent de Paul, Confessor (III)
"Leo XIII proclaimed St. Vincent the patron of all charitable associations. He was the founder of the Lazarists or the Priests of the Mission, and of the Sisters of Charity. He died A.D. 1660."
Epistle: First Letter of Bl. Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, 4:9-14.
Gospel: St. Luke, 12:32-34.

Friday, 20 July, 2007
St. Jerome Aemiliani, Confessor (III)
"St. Jerome, of the noble Venetian family of Emiliani, left everything and became the Father of the orphans and the poor. He founded the Order of Somascha for the education of children. He died a victim of the plague A.D. 1537."
Lesson: Isaias, 58:7-11.
Gospel: St. Matthew, 19:13-21.

St. Margaret, Virgin, Martyr (Comm)
Lesson: Ecclesiasticus, 51:13-17.
Gospel: St. Matthew, 13:44-52.

Saturday, 21 July 2007
St. Laurence of Brindisi, Confessor, Doctor of the Church (III)
"Laurence of Brindisi, a Capuchin friar who for some years ruled his whole Order, acquired great fame for learning and eloquence, and laboured with remarkable success in most parts of Europe preaching to Catholics, to Protestants, and to Jews. When 80,000 Turks invaded Hungary in 1605, he it was who inspired the united Christian armies of 18,000 men to the attack and himself led them to complete victory riding before them bearing a large cross. He died in Lisbon in 1611."
Epistle: Second Letter of Blessed Paul the Apostle to Timothy, 4:1-8.
Gospel: St. Matthew, 5:13-19.

St. Praxedes, Virgin (Comm)
"St. Praxedes, a daughter of the Roman Senator Pudens and a sister of St. Pudentiana, consecrated her virginity to God and distributed all her wealth to the poor. She died A.D. 164."
Epistle: First Letter of Bl. Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, 7:25-34.
Gospel: St. Matthew, 13:44-52.

[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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