Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Nunc scio vere (Introit - Acts 12:11)
Today is the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, Apostles. This feast focuses more on St. Peter because St. Paul is also commemorated tomorrow (June 30). The Lesson speaks of Peter's deliverance from prison by the Angel of the Lord. The Gospel shares Peter's confession, "Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God." Here Jesus promises to build His Church as He gives Peter the keys of the kingdom of heaven. We also hear the promise, "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." This building of the Church is the work of Christ, a work that flows from His side on the cross, forming one Church on earth and in heaven.
From the Introit: "Lord, Thou hast proved me, and known me:
Thou hast known my sitting down, and my rising up." (Ps. 139)
Dómine, probásti me, et cognovísti sessiónem meam, et resurrectiónem meam.
Of local interest, today Milwaukee's Catholic Archbishop Jerome Listecki receives the pallium from Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.