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Today’s Readings – The Conversion of St Paul

Commentary on Acts 22:3-16 or 9:1-22; Ps 116; Mark 16:15-18

As the First Reading opens, we see Saul going to the high priest getting letters authorising him to go to the synagogues in Damascus and, if he found any Christians, called here “followers of the Way”, there, he would bring them back to Jerusalem in chains. Then, as he approached the city, there was a brilliant flash of light and Saul fell to the ground. He heard a voice saying: “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Quite puzzled, he replied: “Who are you, sir?” The answer came: “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.” This must have been news to him. To attack the followers of Jesus was to attach Jesus himself. “As often as you do it to even the least of … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Saint Francis de Sales

St Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor (Memorial)

Francis de Sales was born at Thorens, in the Duchy of Savoy on 21 August, 1567, the eldest of six brothers from aristocratic parents. He went to the colleges of La Roche and Annecy and then for five y … Continue


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