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Today’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 years at the college of Clermont, Paris, under the care of the Jesuits. While studying theology he developed serious scruples about the much discussed Calvinist issue of predestination from which he was freed while praying to Our Lady.  As a result he made a vow of chastity and consecrated himself to Our Lady. His father selected one of the noblest heiresses of Savoy to be his future wife but Francis declared his intention of embracing the ecclesiastical life. The Bishop of Geneva obtained for Francis t … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Sunday of Week 3 of Ordinary time

Commentary on Nehemiah 8:2-6,8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

IN THIS THIRD YEAR of the Sunday Scripture cycle we begin today to read the Gospel according to Luke. During the Ordinary Sundays of this year it is Luke’s story about Christ that we will be following.
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