1 Kings 3;5, 7-12; Psalm 119; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52
First Reading: In Exodus, Moses would go to the meeting tent at the edge of camp to meet with the Lord face-to-face. Once he remained 40-days and 40-nights without eating as he wrote down the ten commandments given by the Lord. When we returned to the people, the skin of his face became radiant. The people held Moses in great reverence. Moses set up the Dwelling Tent for the Lord. When the Lord occupied the tent, the people would stay where they were; when the cloud lifted, the people would move forward. Moses announced the festivals to be kept in honor of the Lord: Passover, the feast of Unleavened Bread, the Sabbath, the Day of Atonement, and the feast of Booths. All are to gather and listen to the story of the Lord. Every seven years, the people shall hold a jubilee year.
· Jul 26, 1872. At Rome, the greater part of the Professed House of the Gesu was seized and appropriated by the Piedmontese government.
· Jul 27, 1609. Pope Paul V beatifies Ignatius.
· Jul 28, 1564. In a consistory held before twenty-four Cardinals, Pope Paul IV announced his intention of entrusting the Roman Seminary to the Society.
· Jul 29, 1865. The death in Cincinnati, Ohio of Fr. Peter Arnoudt, a Belgian. He was the author of The Imitation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
· Jul 30, 1556. As he lay near death, Ignatius asked Juan de Polanco to go and obtain for him the blessing of the pope.