Trinity XII

08/19/2018

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The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we de sire or deserve; Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good...


Saint John Eudes

08/19/2018

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Confessor

John was born in 1601, of pious farmer-folk at a village commonly known as Ri, in Normandy. While still a boy, when he was first fed with the Bread of Angels, he eagerly made a vow of perpetual chastity, intending to enter the priesthood. In...


Saint Helena

08/18/2018

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Queen and Widow.  

Helena came on a pilgrimage to the holy places. For the Holy Ghost had inspired her to seek the Wood of the Cross. Wherefore she came to Golgotha; and there she spake within herself on this wise: Behold the battlefield! Where is the...


Saint Agapitus

08/18/2018

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Martyr.  

This Agapitus was a lad from Palestrina, a town near Rome, who bravely accepted Martyrdom at the age of fifteen years, under the Emperor Aurelian, in 274. His death as a Martyr at an early age is well attested by ancient and trustworthy...


Saint Hyacinth

08/17/2018

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Confessor.  

Hyacinth was a Pole, and was born in 1185, in the Castle of Lanka, Silesia. He came of the ancient family of the Counts of Odrowatz, which same produced many servants of God, one of whom in later days was Saint Stanislaus. His parents...