Today is the feast day of St. Vincent of Saragossa. Read about him here: CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Vincent.
Today is the feast of St. Agnes, one of the saints mentioned at the end of the canon of the mass. Read more about her here: New Liturgical Movement: Prudentius on the Passion of St. Agnes.
IDLE SPECULATIONS: The Martyrdom of Pope Saint Fabian.
Today’s Gospel shows the invariable pattern of call and response that characterizes the vocation of every Christian who hears Jesus, and then decides to follow him.
“Why do you seek the living among the dead?” (Luke 24.5) This is a question we might well ask ourselves. Why do we seek the living among the dead?
“Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?” (Matthew 11.3). While considered with worldly eyes, John is at the lowest point of his life; from the vantage point of eternity, John stands at the threshold of his greatest victory.