Reading 1: Jeremiah 11:18-20, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 7:9-12, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 7:2-3, Gospel: John 7:40-53
Dominican preacher and missionary crusader. A native of Bergamo, Italy, he joined the Dominicans in 1319 and soon distinguished himself as a brilliant preacher, attracting huge crowds throughout northern Italy. Pleased with his ability to reach large numbers of believers, he announced in 1335 his intention to go on a pilgrimage to Rome. When Pope Benedict XII (r. 1334-1342) learned of the pilgrimage, he feared Venturino might be planning to crown himself pope, and so forbade the friar to ...
Reading 1, Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 1 In Babylon there lived a man named Joakim. 2 He was married to a woman called Susanna daughter of Hilkiah, a woman of great beauty; and she was God-fearing, for 3 her parents were worthy people and had instructed their daughter in the Law of Moses. 4 Joakim was a very rich man and had a garden by his house; he used to be visited by a considerable number of the Jews, since he was held in greater respect than any other man. 5 Two elderly men had ...
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