Ask for Nothing and Refuse Nothing

Today is the feast of the great Doctor of Charity, one of the patron saints of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.  If you assist at Mass at an Institute apostolate today (hint: there are two more chances to do so at St. Francis de Sales Oratory, 12:15pm and 6:30pm) you may obtain a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions.

The Institute celebrates a proper Mass for the saint, but in the Roman Missal for the feast of a Doctor of the Church, today’s epistle seems most appropriate for these dark times:

EPISTLE  2 Tim. 4:1-8
Beloved: I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus, Who will judge the living and the dead by His coming and by His kingdom, preach the word, be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, entreat, rebuke with all patience and teaching. for there will come a time when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but having itching ears, will heap up to themselves teachers according to their lusts, and they will turn away their hearing from the truth and turn aside rather to fables. But be watchful in all things, bear with tribulation patiently, work as a preacher of the Gospel, fulfill your ministry. As for me, I am already being poured out in sacrifice, and the time of my deliverance is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. For the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord, the just Judge, will give to me in that day; yet not to me only, but also to those who love His coming.

Blessed feast day to you all!