Saints Fabian and Sebastian




Fabian was a Roman, and sat as Pope from the year 236, in the reign of the Emperor Maximin, till 250, in that of Decius. He is said to have appointed a deacon to each of the seven districts of Rome to look after the poor, and the same number...

Saint Canute



King and Martyr. 

Canute (the fourth of that name to be King of Denmark) ascended his earthly throne at the death of his half-brother, King Harold the Slothful, when the times were unsettled, and the light of faith was growing dim in a land which had...

Saint Prisca



Virgin and Martyr. 

Of this Prisca (also called Priscilla), nothing is known with certainty save that from earliest times she hath been venerated at Rome as a Virgin and Martyr. The story which hath come down concerning her is that she was a noble Roman...

Commemoration of Saint Peter's Chair at Rome



When the twelve holy Apostles had received from the Holy Ghost the power to speak all languages, they divided the whole world into districts, which they severally allotted to...