Tuesday, August 03, 2004

The Feast of St.Waltheof of Melrose, O. Cist., Abbot
is today. There is information on him here.
It is also the feast of two biblical saints- St. Lydia, one of St. Paul's converts, and St. Nicodemus.

Such was the learned Pharisee, who came to Jesus by night, well satisfied with his station, jealous of his reputation, confident in his reason; but the time at length came, when, even though disciples fled, he remained to anoint the abandoned corpse of Him, whom when living he had been ashamed to own. You see it was the grace of God that triumphed in Magdalen, in Matthew, and in Nicodemus; heavenly grace came down upon corrupt nature; it subdued impurity in the youthful woman, covetousness in the publican, fear of man in the Pharisee.

Venerable John Henry Newman, C.O., Discourses to Mixed Congregations


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