Saint Agatha

“Like the choice fat of sacred offerings, so was DAVID in Israel.” (Sirach 47:2.)

Rabanus Maurus comments on this verse from the First Reading proclaimed at Mass today:

“When it says that Nathan, like the fat of salvation, was separated from the meat, it indicates that he was full of the grace of the Holy Spirit and that his conduct and his life were far from and foreign to those of carnal and sinful people.” (On Ecclesiasticus, 10)

May the Virgin Martyr Saint Agatha
implore Your compassion for us,
O Lord, we pray,
for she found favor with You
by the courage of her martyrdom
and the merit of her chastity.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Glory to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen