Saint Giles

09/01/2014

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Abbot

The holy Abbot Giles, who went to God in the eighth century, was one of the best beloved Saints of the middle ages, and was much invoked as the Patron of cripples, beggars, and blacksmiths; and therefore he came to be numbered among the...


The Twelve Holy Brethren

09/01/2014

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Martyrs

On the first day of September is also commemorated twelve brave men, who suffered death for Christ at various times and places, perhaps about the year 303; whose relicks were gathered together in 760, and enshrined in the Church of Saint...


Trinity XI

08/31/2014

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The Collect. 

O GOD, who declarest thy almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity; Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure; through...


Saint Aidan

08/31/2014

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Bishop and Confessor

Oswald, King of the Northumbrians, had been baptized when he was in banishment amongst the Scots. Afterwards, when he was set on the throne, he sent to the elders of that nation for a Catholic bishop. And they sent him a man...


Saint Raymund Nonnatus

08/31/2014

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Confessor

This Raymund was brought into the world at Portel, in Catatonia, in 1204, and is called Nonnatus, that is The Unborn, because he was taken, at the point of the surgeon's knife, from his mother's body immediately after her death. There are no...


Saint Rose of Lima

08/30/2014

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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

08/30/2014

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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...