21st Sunday after Pentecost 2023
The martyrology, used in the Divine Office, is a great treasure of the Church. We belong to the Catholic Church, which alone possesses the mark of holiness. Not only was the Founder holy, being God Himself, but its truths and sacraments are holy and lead men to sanctity. We are not fighting against flesh and blood but against spiritual enemies. The sacraments are the greatest help against temptations. We must pray, remain occupied, and when we are tempted, we must respond promptly. The ingratitude we see in the Gospel is rampant in our own age.