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Commentaries for the Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist (Vigil and Mass of the Day)

Posted by Dim Bulb on June 4, 2016

VIGIL MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

Navarre Bible Commentary on Jeremiah 1:4-10.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 71.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 71.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 71. On the specific verses used.

Psalm 71 and the Catholic Encyclopedia. Greek, English & Latin text of the Psalm hyperlinked to the C E.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on 1 Peter 1:8-12. On 7-12, actually.

My Notes on 1 Peter 1:8-12. On 7-13, actually.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Peter 1:8-12.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:5-17.

Father MacEvily on Luke 1:5-17. Actually on verses 5-25.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 1:5-17.

MASS DURING THE DAY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 49:1-6.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 49:1-6.

Haydock Bible Commentary on Isaiah 49:1-6.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps. 139.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 139.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary/Meditation on Psalm 139.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 139.

St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 139.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 139.

Psalm 139 and the Catholic Encyclopedia. Greek, English & Latin text of the Psalm hyperlinked to articles from the C E.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Acts 13:22-26.

Father MacEvily’s Commentary on Acts 13:22-26.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 13:22-26.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Acts 13:22-26.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 1:57-66, 80.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 1:57-66, 80.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 1:57-66, 80.

GENERAL RESOURCES: Podcasts, blog posts, online articles, etc.

Preacher Jailed for Speaking Out on Marriage: The Nativity of St John the Baptist. Blog post on the readings by Catholic biblical Scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

John the Baptist: In the Spirit and Power of Elijah.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Angelus Address for the Solemnity of St John the Baptist.

Catholic Encyclopedia on St John the Baptist.

Information on the Birth of St John the Baptist. From Catholic Culture.

St Augustine on the Birth of St John the Baptist. From the Office of Readings.

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