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Tuesday 26 September 2017    (other days)
Saints John of Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests, and their Companions, Martyrs 
Feast

The Lord is the king of martyrs: come, let us adore him.

Year: A(I). Psalm week: 1. Liturgical Colour: Red.

Saints John de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues and Companions
Between 1642 and 1649 these eight members of the Society of Jesus, who had travelled to North America to preach the true faith, were killed by the native Huron and Iroquois tribes after horrible tortures. Isaac Jogues died on 18 October 1647, and John de Brébeuf on 16 March 1648.
  See the articles on John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues in Wikipedia, and in the Catholic Encyclopaedia (Brébeuf and Jogues.

Liturgical colour: red
Red is the colour of fire and of blood. Liturgically, it is used to celebrate the fire of the Holy Spirit (for instance, at Pentecost) and the blood of the martyrs.

Mid-morning reading (Terce)1 Peter 5:10-11 ©
You will have to suffer only for a little while: the God of all grace who called you to eternal glory in Christ will see that all is well again: he will confirm, strengthen and support you. His power lasts for ever and ever. Amen.

Noon reading (Sext)(Hebrews 11:33) ©
Through faith the saints conquered kingdoms, did what is right and earned the promises of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Afternoon reading (None)Wisdom 3:1-2,3 ©
The souls of the virtuous are in the hands of God, no torment shall ever touch them. In the eyes of the unwise, they did appear to die, but they are at peace.

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