Saint Hyacinth




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...

Saint Joachim



Father of the B.V.M.

From the root of Jesse sprang King David, to whose tribe the holy Virgin belonged. Holy I call her, for so she was, and the daughter of holy people. Her father and mother were Joachim and Anne, who lived their lives in a manner...

Assumption of the B.V.M.



The Dormition.

This day the Ark of the living God even the holy and living Ark, wherein once its own Maker had been held, is borne to its resting place in that Temple of the Lord which is not made with hands. Her ancestor David leapeth before it. And in...