The catechesis of the day of Tiziana, Apostle of the Interior Life

catechesis on the Gospel for Monday, August 29th, 2022 (Mk 6:17-29)

August 29, 2022 Tiziana, Apostle of the Interior Life Season 4
The catechesis of the day of Tiziana, Apostle of the Interior Life
catechesis on the Gospel for Monday, August 29th, 2022 (Mk 6:17-29)
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+ A reading from the holy Gospel, according to Mark +

Herod was the one who had John the Baptist arrested and bound in prison 
          on account of Herodias,  
          the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married. 
John had said to Herod, 
          "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." 
Herodias harbored a grudge against him 
          and wanted to kill him but was unable to do so. 
Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man, 
          and kept him in custody. 
When he heard him speak he was very much perplexed, 
          yet he liked to listen to him. 
She had an opportunity one day when Herod, on his birthday, 
          gave a banquet for his courtiers, 
          his military officers, and the leading men of Galilee. 
Herodias' own daughter came in 
          and performed a dance that delighted Herod and his guests. 
The king said to the girl, 
          "Ask of me whatever you wish and I will grant it to you." 
He even swore many things to her, 
          "I will grant you whatever you ask of me, 
          even to half of my kingdom." 
She went out and said to her mother, 
          "What shall I ask for?" 
She replied, "The head of John the Baptist." 
The girl hurried back to the king's presence and made her request, 
          "I want you to give me at once 
          on a platter the head of John the Baptist." 
The king was deeply distressed, 
          but because of his oaths and the guests 
          he did not wish to break his word to her. 
So he promptly dispatched an executioner with orders 
          to bring back his head. 
He went off and beheaded him in the prison. 
He brought in the head on a platter and gave it to the girl. 
The girl in turn gave it to her mother. 
When his disciples heard about it, 
          they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.

The Gospel of the Lord.