Saint Theodore

09/19/2014

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Archbishop of Canterbury and Confessor.  

This Theodore who, like the blessed Apostle Paul, was a native of Tarsus, lived as a monk at Rome, where he was well known for godliness and learning. At that time Pope Vitalian was in treaty to send an Archbishop to Canterbury after the...


Saint January & Companions

09/19/2014

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Martyrs.  

January (who is also often called Januarius) was bishop of Benevento, probably about the year 305, at the time when the persecution of Diocletian began to rage, and was then martyred. As to his passion, and that of his holy Companions in...


Ember Wednesday in September

09/18/2014

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The Collect. 

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation; We humbly beseech thee, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, to put it into the hearts of many to offer themselves for this ministry; that thereby...


Saint Joseph Cupertino

09/18/2014

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Confessor.  

This Joseph was born in great poverty, at Cupertino, a small village between Brindisi and Otranto, in the year 1603. The love of God came to him early, and he passed his childhood and youth in such guilelessness as to be considered almost...


Blessed Edward Pusey

09/18/2014

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Confessor.

Edward Bouverie Pusey was the second son of Philip Pusey of Pusey in Berkshire, and grandson of the first Viscount Folkstone. He was born at Pusey in 1800, and after some years at Eton proceeded to Christ Church, Oxford, where in 1822 he obtained a first class in classics....


Stigmata of St. Francis

09/17/2014

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Confessor.  

Christ's faithful servant and minister Francis, two years before he rendered his spirit unto heaven, went up to a high place apart, namely, Mount Alverna. There he began the Lenten fast which he was wont to make each autumn in honour of...


Saint Lambert

09/17/2014

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Bishop and Martyr.  

Lambert was born about the year 635 at Maestricht, in what we now call Holland but was then part of the Merovingian dominions. He was the son of wealthy and devout Christians, who gave him to Saint Theodore, Bishop of Maestricht,...