Monthly Archives: June 2018

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 85

ISRAEL’S COMFORT IN SORROW THIS psalm is a liturgical composition dating from the post-Exilic period. It reflects the griefs and hopes of the post-Exilic community in Israel. The decree of their liberation from Babylon had filled the Exiles with joy, … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 85

PSALM 85 1. … Its title is, “A Psalm for the end, to the sons of Core.”3 Let us understand no other end than that of which the Apostle speaks: for, “Christ is the end of the law.”4 Therefore when … Continue reading

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Father de Piconio’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13

A Summary of 1 Corinthians 13~In this chapter, introduced parenthetically in the middle of his argument, the Apostle asserts the infinite superiority of charity to all other gifts of God, on the ground that charity will reign for eternity when … Continue reading

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St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 30

David praiseth God for his deliverance, and his merciful dealings with him 1 I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast upheld me: and hast not made my enemies to rejoice over me. David, now established on his throne, … Continue reading

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Commentaries for the Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist (Vigil and Mass of the Day)

VIGIL MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST My Notes on Jeremiah 1:4-10. On 4-19. Navarre Bible Commentary on Jeremiah 1:4-10. Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 71. St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 71. Patristic/Medieval Commentary … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:57-66, 80

Ver57. Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.58. And her neighbors and her cousins heard how the Lord had shown great mercy upon her and they rejoiced with her. AMBROSE; If … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts of Apostles 13:22-26

22. And when he had removed him, he raised them up David to be king: to whom giving testimony, he said: I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man according to my own heart, who shall do all … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts of Apostles 13:22-26

Act 13:22  And when he had removed him, he raised them up David to be king: to whom giving testimony, he said: I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man according to my own heart, who shall do … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 139

1. …Our Lord Jesus Christ speaketh in the Prophets, sometimes in His own Name, sometimes in ours, because He maketh Himself one with us; as it is said, “they twain shall be one flesh.” Wherefore also the Lord saith in … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:5-17

This is the Gospel reading used for the Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. It is used for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Rite. Ver  5. There was in the … Continue reading

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