Blessed John Coleridge Patteson

09/20/2018

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Bishop & Martyr. 

John Coleridge Patteson was the son of a judge of the High Court, and was sent to the house of his maternal uncle (Coleridge) at Eton. There he was captain of the cricket eleven. He graduated at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1849, and...


Saint Eustace & Companions

09/20/2018

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Martyrs.  

Of this Eustace no historical records exist, nor of his holy Companions. But there is sufficient evidence of the holiness of his life and death in the veneration of him as one of the best beloved of Martyrs, which began very early, and was...


Ember Wednesday in September

09/19/2018

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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 Theodore

09/19/2018

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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

09/19/2018

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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...


Blessed Edward Pusey

09/18/2018

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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....


Saint Joseph Cupertino

09/18/2018

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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...