Saint Augustine of Hippo

08/28/2014

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Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church

Augustine was born of decent folk, at Tagaste in Africa, on November 13th, in 354. His father was a pagan but his mother was a Christian, and she had him entered on the church-records as a catechumen. As a...


Saint Hermes

08/28/2014

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Martyr

Take notice, brethren, of the Commemoration today of the holy Martyr Hermes, who is said to have been a Prefect of Rome in the second century; and because he confessed Christ, he was imprisoned, and with many others put to the sword during the...


Saint Joseph Calasanza

08/27/2014

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Confessor

This Joseph was born on the Feast of the Assumption in 1556, of the noble Aragonese family of Calasanza, and in 1617, after he had become a religious in the Institute which he had previously founded, namely, The Poor Clerks of the Mother of...


Saint Zephyrinus

08/26/2014

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Pope and Martyr

Zephyrinus was a Roman, who in the year 199 succeeded Saint Victor I as Pope. He was a simple man, and so he made his learned Deacon Saint Callistus his adviser, which same afterwards succeeded him in the Chair of Peter. When...