Monthly Archives: October 2015

November 1~Commentaries for the Solemnity of All Saints

READINGS AND OFFICE: Today’s Mass Readings. Today’s Divine Office. COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14. Navarre Bible Commentary on Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14. St Bede the Venerable on Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14. COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 24. Father Boylan’s … Continue reading

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Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 5:1-12

The following is excerpted from Father Anthony John Maas’ (1859-1927) Commentary on the Gospel According to Matthew. He authored numerous articles in the Catholic Encyclopedia. His wide knowledge of scripture commentators from the early church to his own day will … Continue reading

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Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matt 5:1-12

Note: Text in red are my additions. Mat 5:1  And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain, and when he was set down, his disciples came unto him. Went up into a mountain. Let us inquire what mountain … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matt 5:1-12

NOTE: This Gospel is read on the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time in cycle A of the Lectionary and is also the reading for All Saints Day. Ver 1. And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Matthew 5:1-12

“And Jesus seeing the multitudes went up into the mountain, and when He was set, His disciples came unto Him. And He opened His mouth, and taught them saying, Blessed,” etc. See how unambitious He was, and void of boasting: … Continue reading

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Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 John 3:1-3

1Jn 3:1  Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him. Behold what manner of … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Commentary on 1 John 3:1-3

1Jn 3:1  Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him. 4. Hear. “Behold what … Continue reading

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Father MacEvily’s Commentary on 1 John 3:1-3

Text in purple indicates Fr. MacEvilly’s paraphrase of the scripture he is commenting on. In this chapter, the Apostle continues the subject, upon which he entered in the last verse of the preceding, and extols the great love of God, … Continue reading

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Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 24

The following Psalm commentary/meditation was not produced specifically for All Saints Day, rather, it was part of JPII and BXVI’s Wednesday Audience series on the morning and evening prayers of the Divine Office. JOHN PAUL II GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday 20 … Continue reading

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A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 24:1-6

1 The earth is the Lord’s, and all that therein is: the compass of the worlds and they that dwell therein. Whether or not this Psalm were composed, as is probable, for the feast of bringing up the Ark from … Continue reading

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