The Church Year: Apr. 28, 2012

by Jimmy Akin

in +Religion, Liturgical Year

Today is Saturday of the 3rd week of Easter. The liturgical color is white.

 

Saints & Celebrations:

On April 28, in the Ordinary Form, we celebrate St. Peter Chanel, priest and martyr and St. Louis Grignion de Monfort, priest. It is an optional memorial.

In the Extraordinary Form, we celebrate St. Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionists, confessor, who died in A.D. 1775. It is a Class III day.

If you’d like to learn more about St. Peter Chanel and St. Louis Grignion de Monfort, you can click here.

If you’d like to learn more about St. Paul of the Cross, you can click here.

For information about other saints, blesseds, and feasts celebrated today, you can click here.

 

Readings:

To see today’s readings in the Ordinary Form, you can click here.

Or you can click play to listen to them:

 

Devotional Information:

According to the Holy See’s Letter on Some Aspects of Christian Meditation:

6. There exists, then, a strict relationship between Revelation and prayer. The Dogmatic Constitution Dei Verbum teaches that by means of his revelation the invisible God, “from the fullness of his love, addresses men as his friends (cf. Ex 33:11; Jn 15:14-15), and moves among them (cf. Bar 3:38), in order to invite and receive them into his own company.”4 This revelation takes place through words and actions which have a constant mutual reference, one to the other; from the beginning everything proceeds to converge on Christ, the fullness of revelation and of grace, and on the gift of the Holy Spirit. These make man capable of welcoming and contemplating the words and works of God and of thanking him and adoring him, both in the assembly of the faithful and in the intimacy of his own heart illuminated by grace.

This is why the Church recommends the reading of the Word of God as a source of Christian prayer, and at the same time exhorts all to discover the deep meaning of Sacred Scripture through prayer “so that a dialogue takes place between God and man. For, ‘we speak to him when we pray; we listen to him when we read the divine oracles.’”5

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