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‘Joining a Man’s Heart to a Woman’s Thought’: More Edification from the Machabees
From the Matins readings in yesterday’s Divine Office, here is the faith-filled, courageous, and unsentimental exhortation of an unnamed Jewish mother[1. One tradition calls her, &qout;Saint Samona.&qout; A Wikipedia article relates other names given to her.] to her seven sons to die as martyrs. So much to l…