Semi-Double Observance of the Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
Missa "Deus, in adjutórìum meum"
We have been initiated into spiritual life by the Sacrament of Baptism
and strengthened, perfected, by the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The Feast of Pentecost has celebrated the efficaciousness of Baptism and Confirmation: the graces and fruits given by the Holy Ghost.The Church recalls in the Liturgy today the duty of charity which derives therefrom. The law of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the perfect development of the Law of Moses as the Epistle points out.
Let us not follow a pharisaical interpretation of the law which reduces our religious
duties to a few outward practices. "The letter killeth, the spirit quickeneth."
The Gospel of St. Luke today treats the parable of the Good Samaritan and the command from Our Lord to go and do likewise in loving our neighbor for love of God. The Fathers and early Doctors of the Church all agree, this parable is an allegory of the New Covenant. The victim in dire help is Adam, his posterity is Jerusalem. The man, by heading for Jericho is seeking the world, the flesh and the devil, is accommodated by the demons personified in the robbers, who take grace from him by beating him as he succumbs to sin. Those who pass by him without helping represent the old Law, while the Samaritan is Christ Who represents the New Law. His beast of burden signifies our Lord's humanity and the inn He brings the man to represents the only Church He founded. The wine for the man is the Blood of Christ, the oil is His mercy. The host of the inn represents St. Peter and his succession of true Popes and Hierarchy.
We want to thank the Friends of Our Lady of Fatima for expediting these resources of the Propers. Sources: Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945
Click below for the Commentary for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.
Deus, in adjutórìum meum
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INTROIT: Psalm 69: 2, 3