Friday of the Twenty-ninth week in Ordinary Time
Letter to the Ephesians - 4,1-6.
Brothers and sisters : I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love,
striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace:
one body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call;
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Psalms - 24(23),1-2.3-4ab.5-6.
The LORD's are the earth and its fullness;
the world and those who dwell in it.
For he founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.
Who can ascend the mountain of the LORD?
or who may stand in his holy place?
One whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean,
who desires not what is vain.
He shall receive a blessing from the LORD,
a reward from God his savior.
Such is the race that seeks for him,
that seeks the face of the God of Jacob.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke - 12,54-59.
Jesus said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain–and so it does;
and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot--and so it is.
You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison.
I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny."
St. John of Capistrano (Priest (1386-1456))
Saint John of Capistrano
(1386 – 1456)
St. John of Capistrano was born in 1386. He had a vison while a prisoner of war that made him long to enter religion.
In 1416 he joined the Franciscan Order, and was ordained in 1420. He began to preach throughout Italy. He was several times vicar general of the Order.
He preached in various countries of Eastern Europe against the Hussite heresy with great success, until the Turks captured Constantinople in 1453. He raised an army to fight the Turks in Hungary, and defeated them in 1456. He died later that year of the plague.
He was canonized in 1690 by Pope Alexander VIII.
St. Theodoret (Priest and Martyr (4th century))
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