13th September 2011 Mass Reflections Memorial of Saint John Chrysostom

Scripture Readings for today's Mass are here

Gospel Luke 7: 11-17 

Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain,
and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him.

As he drew near to the gate of the city,
a man who had died was being carried out,
the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.

A large crowd from the city was with her.
When the Lord saw her,
he was moved with pity for her and said to her,
"Do not weep."

He stepped forward and touched the coffin;
at this the bearers halted,
and he said, "Young man, I tell you, arise!"

The dead man sat up and began to speak,
and Jesus gave him to his mother.

Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming,
"A great prophet has arisen in our midst,"
and "God has visited his people."

This report about him spread through the whole of Judea
and in all the surrounding region.

 So who is this St John Chrysostum whose feast day is today ?

 Chrysostum means "golden mouthed" so there's a clue............

Rocco Palmo at Whispers in The Loggia fills us in on this golden mouthed saint with this article here "God has no need of golden vessels, but golden hearts"

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