Today’s passage is taken from the Lectionary reading for April 25,
on the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist.
1 Peter 5:8-10
The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)
8 Be sober and vigilant.
Your opponent the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion
looking for someone to devour.
9 Resist him, steadfast in faith,
knowing that your brothers and sisters throughout the world
undergo the same sufferings.
10 The God of all grace
who called you to his eternal glory through Christ Jesus
will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you
after you have suffered a little.
11 To him be dominion forever. Amen.
More about St. Mark can be found at Catholic Online.
And here is more information about the Dutch painter, Hendrick ter Brugghen.
Also, today is the 6th Anniversary – to the day (it was on a Saturday in 2009) – of my big brother’s reception into the Catholic Church. Jeffrey just returned from mass and was bubbling over about getting to sing Mass IV and Credo IV, so here’s a little bit of that for you! 🙂
Cunctipotens Genitor Deus
Credo IV – Gregorian Chant (5:05)