You can listen to the podcast of this weeks programme HERE.
Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (Part 2)
You can read more about the friars including the first part of this series of interviews HERE.
You can listen to the interview excerpted from the main programme HERE.
Gospel - Matthew 16:13-19
Reflections on this weeks gospel:
English Dominicans - Beloved Criminals
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Feast of St Peter and St Paul
Today we mark the feast day of St Peter and St Paul - the two great patrons of the Church of Rome. In a sermon in the year 395, St. Augustine of Hippo said of Sts. Peter and Paul: “Both apostles share the same feast day, for these two were one; and even though they suffered on different days, they were as one. Peter went first, and Paul followed. And so we celebrate this day made holy for us by the apostles' blood. Let us embrace what they believed, their life, their labors, their sufferings, their preaching, and their confession of faith.”
Veneration of the two great Apostles, Peter and Paul, has its roots in the very foundations of the Church. They are the solid rock on which the Church is built. They are at the origin of her faith and will forever remain her protectors and her guides. To them Rome owes her true greatness, for it was under God's providential guidance that they were led to make the capital of the Empire, sanctified by their martyrdom, the center of the Christian world whence should radiate the preaching of the Gospel. St. Peter suffered martyrdom under Nero, in A.D. 66 or 67. He was buried on the hill of the Vatican where recent excavations have revealed his tomb on the very site of the basilica of St. Peter's. St. Paul was beheaded in the via Ostia on the spot where now stands the basilica bearing his name. Down the centuries Christian people in their thousands have gone on pilgrimage to the tombs of these Apostles. In the second and third centuries the Roman Church already stood pre-eminent by reason of her apostolicity, the infallible truth of her teaching and her two great figures, Sts. Peter and Paul.
You read more about the feast day at:
Catholic News Agency
Blue Eyed Ennis - 2012 post; 2013 post
SS102fm previous blog posts on the feast - here and here
Liturgical odds and ends
Liturgy of the Hours - 13th week in ordinary time; Psalter week 1
Saints of the week
June 30th - First Martyrs of the Church of Rome
July 1st - St Oliver Plunket (martyr)
July 2nd - Saint Marcia of Campania
July 3rd - St Thomas (apostle)
July 4th - St Elizabeth of Portugal
July 5th - St Anthony Zaccaria