Saints Germanus and Lupus

07/31/2016

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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

07/31/2016

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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,...


Saints Abdon and Sennen

07/30/2016

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Martyrs

Abdon and Sennen, as we know from ancient records, were Persians who suffered for Christ at Rome, probably under Diocletian, early in the fourth century. For their feast was already kept in the City in the year 354. It is believed that they...


Saint Felix II et. al.

07/29/2016

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Martyrs. 

On July 29th is also commemorated Pope Felix II, who was intruded into the See of Rome when Pope Saint Liberius was banished, on whose return he was obliged to flee for his life, because of the anger which had been stirred up by all the...


Saint Olaf

07/29/2016

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King, Martyr, and Apostle of Norway

Olaf Haroldson (otherwise known as Olave) was born in 995 in Norway. At the age of twelve he went forth to the sea as chief of a viking band, to harry and plunder the coasts of Europe. But thereby he also came ...