Blessed Angelus Augustine Mazzinghi

August 17: An Optional Memorial from the Common of Men Saints (Religious).

Angelus was born in Florence or near there; the year is unknown but it was before 1386. He was the first member of the reform observance of Our Lady of the Wood, was many times prior of various houses and was noted for his work in preaching the Word of God. He died in Florence in 1438.

Almighty and ever-living God,
you made this day holy
by welcoming Blessed Angelus Augustine Mazzinghi
into the glory of your kingdom.
Keep us true to the faith
he professed with untiring zeal,
and help us to bring it to perfection by acting in love.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

Scripture Readings
Isaiah 52:7-10; Gospel - Matthew 19:27-29.

Texts taken from the “Carmelite Proper of the Liturgy of the Hours,” Institutum Carmelitanum, Rome: 1993.

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