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Prayer of the Day: Lord, I Will Always Be in Need of You
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I wait for the Lord–in His word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord–For with the Lord there is steadfast love and with Him there is plenteous redemption. –Psalm 130:5-7
St. Oswald of Worcester -Image: St. Paul Street Evangelization
(Franciscan Media) Born in England into a military family during the 10th century (Oswald’s parents immigrated from Denmark according to SQPN before his birth) Oswald was raised and educated by his uncle the Archbishop of Canterbury (would be Canonized and known as St. Odo the Good -Feast Day: 04 July) Oswald continued his education in France where he would later become a Benedictine Monk.
In 962 Oswald was appointed Bishop of England Worcester (later Archbishop of York) working with St. Dunstan and St. Ethelwold to revive monastic and ecclesiastical discipline in England — Archbishop Oswald founded the Abbey at Ramsey and the Monastery at Winchester and supported and improved scholarships at the Abbey, together with inviting leading educators in such fields as mathematics and astronomy to lecture.
Archbishop Oswald became widely known for his sanctity and especially his love for those less fortunate. — The final Winter of his life was spent at the Cathedral in Worcester that he so loved. At the beginning of Lent in February 992, Archbishop Oswald resumed the practice of washing the feet of 12 poor Men each day.
On this leap year day in 992, Archbishop Oswald died after he washed the feet of the twelfth Man, kissing his feet and giving a blessing.
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Repent or Perish
There were some present at that very time who told Him of Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices and He answered them: “Do you think these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered thus? I tell you, No but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think they were worse offenders than all the others who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, No but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
Jesus told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard and he came seeking fruit on it and found none and he said to the Vinedresser, ‘Lo these three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and I find none. Cut it down, why should it use up on the ground?’ – The Vinedresser answered: ‘Let it alone sir, till I dig about it and put on manure and if it bears fruit next year, well and good but if not you can cut it down.'”
Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman
Now as Jesus was teaching in one of the Synagogues on the Sabbath and there was a Woman who had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years, she was bent over and could not straighten herself and when Jesus saw her, He called her and said to her:
“Woman, you are freed from this infirmity” and he laid His hands upon her and immediately she was made straight and she praised God.
The ruler of the Synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath said to the people: “There are six days on which work ought to be done, come on those days and be healed and not on the Sabbath day.”
Then the Lord answered him: “You hypocrites. Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away to water it? – Ought not this Woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” As he said this, all of his adversaries were put to shame and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by Him.
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
Jesus said therefore, “What is the Kingdom of God like and to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his garden and it grew and became a tree and the bird of the air made nests in its branches.”
The Parable of the Yeast
Jesus speaking again said: “To what shall I compare the Kingdom of God? It is like leaven which a Woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.”
The Narrow Door
Jesus went on his way through towns and villages teaching and journeying towards Jerusalem and someone said to him,”Lord, will those who are saved be few?”
Jesus said to them: “Strive to enter by the narrow door for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door saying, ‘Lord open to us,’ He will answer to you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence and you taught in our streets’ but he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from, depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.’ – There you will weep and gnash your teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the Prophets in the Kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out and Men will come from east and west, from north and south and sit at table in the Kingdom of God and behold, some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last.”
The Lament Over Jerusalem
At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to Him, ‘Get away from here for Herod wants to kill you’ and He said to them: “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow and the third day I finish my course. Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a Prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the Prophets and stoning those who are sent to you. How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings and you would not? Behold your house is forsaken and I tell you, you will not see Me until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.'” –Luke 13
Pope Saint Hilarius (461-468) Image: St. Paul Street Evangelization
(EWTN) Born in Italy Sardina, Hilarius was elected 46th Pope in November 461 according to SQPN is credited for confirming the work of several general councils, together with rebuilding and remodeling many Churches, Convents and libraries during his Papacy.
Hilarius was a trusted aide to Pope Saint Leo I and used on many assignments according to Catholic Online — Hilarius was sent to ‘Robber Synod’ at Ephesus in 449 to report on the Monophysitism heresies of Eutyches, which denied the humanity of Jesus Christ and claimed that He had only a divine nature, a teaching condemned in 451 by the Council of Chalcedon — Eutyches’ followers attacked the legate party and forced them to return to Rome.
Following his election as Pope in 461, Hilarius continued the work of Pope Saint Leo I fighting vigorously for the rights of the Roman See, the Church’s role in the empire, affirming the position of the Pope and is remembered for his work on an updated method on calculating the date of Easter and defending the rights of the Bishops, while imploring on them to curb their excesses and devoting themselves more closely to God.
Thanksgiving For God’s Goodness
Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord O my soul and do not forget all His benefits–who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.
The Lord works vindication and justice for all who are oppressed, He made know His ways to Moses, His acts to the people of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not accuse, nor will He keep His anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him–As far as the east is from the west, so far He removes our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him.
For He knows how we were made, He remembers that we are dust.
As for mortals, their days are like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field, for the wind passes over it and it is gone and its place knows it no more–but the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him and His righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember to do His Commandments.
The Lord has established His throne in the heavens and His kingdom rules over all.
Bless the Lord, O you His angels, you mighty ones who do His bidding, obedient to His spoken word.
Bless the Lord, all His hosts, His ministers that do His will.
Bless the Lord, all His works, in all places of His dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul. –Psalm 103