Saint Augustine of Canterbury

05/26/2015

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Bishop and Confessor.  

First Archbishop of Canterbury and Apostle of the English. 

Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury and the Apostle of the English, was sent into England by blessed Gregory, and came...


Saint Aldhelm

05/25/2015

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Bishop and Confessor

Aldhelm, who was a Saxon of royal blood, took the habit of a monk in the Monastery at Malmesbury. But he resorted again and again to Canterbury to sit at the feet of the Abbot Hadrian, and so advanced under his instruction, that...


Saint Gregory VII

05/25/2015

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Pope and Confessor

Pope Gregory VII, who was born in Tuscany of poor parents, about the year 1020, and baptized as Hildebrand, is generally recognized as one of the greatest administrators that ever sat in Peter's Chair. Few have ever been so greatly...


Saint Urban I

05/25/2015

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Pope and Martyr

Urban I was Pope from 222 to 230, during which time the Church had surcease from the bitter persecutions of the times immediately before and afterwards. Concerning him very little is known except that from his death he was revered as a Saint, and afterwards given the title of Martyr. Tradition...


Pentecost (Commonly Called Whitsunday)

05/24/2015

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The Collect.

O GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending* to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus...


Saint Vincent of Lerins

05/24/2015

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Confessor

This Vincent, whom the ancients describe as a man pre-eminent in eloquence and learning, was a priest in the island-monastery once called Lerins, but now known as Saint Honorat, after its holy founder. About the year 434 he wrote a...