Saint Rose of Lima

08/30/2016

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Virgin

The first flower of holiness which came to full blossom in South America, was a maiden named Rose. She was born at Lima, of parents of Spanish extraction, on April 20th, 1586. And the occasion of her name was a strange likeness of her face to a...


Saints Felix and Adauctus

08/30/2016

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Martyrs

For the tomb of Felix and Adauctus, who were martyred in 304, Pope Saint Damasus, about the year 375, wrote this inscription: Truly and well art thou named, O Felix, for happy indeed art thou who, with faith undiminished, and no loss of thy...


Saint Sabina

08/29/2016

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Martyr

Of this Sabina nothing is certainly known. According to the book of her Acts, which is an untrustworthy and late compilation, she was a Roman lady, the widow of a distinguished nobleman named Valentine, who was taught the Christian Faith by her...


Trinity XIV

08/28/2016

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The Collect.  

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Gal. v....


Saint Augustine of Hippo

08/28/2016

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Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church

Augustine was born of decent folk, at Tagaste in Africa, on November 13th, in 354. His father was a pagan but his mother was a Christian, and she had him entered on the church-records as a catechumen. As a...


Saint Hermes

08/28/2016

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Martyr

Take notice, brethren, of the Commemoration today of the holy Martyr Hermes, who is said to have been a Prefect of Rome in the second century; and because he confessed Christ, he was imprisoned, and with many others put to the sword during the...