Saint Peter's Chains

08/01/2015

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Lammas Day

The Apostle Peter was put in prison for the Name of the Lord Jesus, and bound with Chains; and that not once only, nor in one place, but several times, and in divers places. In the Acts of the Apostles we read how, immediately after...


The Holy Maccabees

08/01/2015

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Martyrs

Who were the Maccabees? For it is under their name that the festival, at which you are this day assembled, is kept. It is true that many persons do not hold them in honour, because they fought before the coming of Christ. Nevertheless they...


Saints Germanus and Lupus

07/31/2015

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Bishops and Confessors. 

This Germanus was the man that God raised up to strengthen the ancient British Church, and deliver it from the heresy of the British monk Pelagius. And his chief helper in these matters is said to have been Lupus, Bishop of...


Saint Ignatius Loyola

07/31/2015

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Confessor

This Ignatius was a Spanish Basque by race, and was born in 1491, of the noble Biscayan family of Loyola, and entered first the Court and then the army of the King of Spain. At the siege of Pampeluna in 1521, he received a severe wound,...