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St. Francis

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The Day’s Readings

  • Reading I: Galatians 1:6-12
  • Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 111
  • Gospel: Luke 10:25-37

More Information about St. Francis on the Web

The most important link to information regarding St. Francis of Assissi is from Franciscan Archive. It carries several links to documents in the Franciscan archives about St. Francis. These links include biographies written by the first Franciscans (Thomas of Celano, etc.) and the Fioretti di San Francesco. The links to the writings of St. Francis (trans. Fr. Pascal Robinson) in "Sacred Texts" brings one close to the thoughts of the saint.

St. Francis of Assissi in the Movies

The Liturgical Readings

This year the memorial of St. Francis falls on the 27th Week of Ordinary Time, Monday.

The first reading from Galatians 1:6-12 is Paul’s insistence on the validity of the Gospel he proclaims, a Gospel that is being undermined by "others".

The Gospel reading is on the parable of the Good Samaritan. It was used by Jesus to illustrate what "love your neighbor as yourself means". More explanation is fund in the article below.

Galatians 1:6-12
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6I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel.
7Which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema.
9As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema.
10For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11For I give you to understand, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
12For neither did I receive it of man, nor did I learn it; but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Luke 10:25-37
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25And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him, and saying, Master, what must I do to possess eternal life?
26But he said to him: What is written in the law? how readest thou?
27He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself.
28And he said to him: Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
29But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my neighbour?
30And Jesus answering, said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who also stripped him, and having wounded him went away, leaving him half dead.
31And it chanced, that a certain priest went down the same way: and seeing him, passed by.
32In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place and saw him, passed by.
33But a certain Samaritan being on his journey, came near him; and seeing him, was moved with compassion.
34And going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine: and setting him upon his own beast, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35And the next day he took out two pence, and gave to the host, and said: Take care of him; and whatsoever thou shalt spend over and above, I, at my return, will repay thee.
36Which of these three, in thy opinion, was neighbour to him that fell among the robbers?
37But he said: He that shewed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou in like manner.
Galatians 1:6-12
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6I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel.
7Which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema.
9As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema.
10For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11For I give you to understand, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
12For neither did I receive it of man, nor did I learn it; but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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