Saint James




James, the son of Zebedee and Salome, (which latter is known in the Gospel as the sister of the Blessed Virgin,) was the brother of the Apostle John, and a Galilean. He is called the Greater, to distinguish him from that James who was the...

Saint Christina



Virgin and Martyr

On July 24th is commemorated the Virgin Martyr Christina, who gave her life for Christ at Bolsena in Tuscany at an early, unknown date; of whom the story is told that she had broken up the pagan images of silver and gold in her...

Saint Christopher




On July 25th is also commemorated Christopher who was martyred for Christ, probably in the third century; and who is reputed, as a young man, to have desired to serve him that was most powerful; whereby he learned the power of Christ, and...

Feria in Trinitytide (XV)



The Collect. 

KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our...

Saint Apollinaris



Bishop and Martyr.  

Apollinaris was the first to be Bishop of Ravenna, and Saint Peter Chrysologus the most illustrious of his successors, in a sermon which hath come down to us, referred to him as a Martyr, but added that although he frequently shed...

Saint Liborius



Bishop and Confessor

On July 23rd is also commemorated the holy Bishop of Le Mans in Gaul, blessed Liborius, who was the friend of holy Martin of Tours, and was distinguished for learning and virtue, and for his wondrous pastoral care, especially of the poor, and who went to God about the year...