Saint Helena

08/18/2017

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Queen and Widow.  

Helena came on a pilgrimage to the holy places. For the Holy Ghost had inspired her to seek the Wood of the Cross. Wherefore she came to Golgotha; and there she spake within herself on this wise: Behold the battlefield! Where is the...


Saint Agapitus

08/18/2017

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Martyr.  

This Agapitus was a lad from Palestrina, a town near Rome, who bravely accepted Martyrdom at the age of fifteen years, under the Emperor Aurelian, in 274. His death as a Martyr at an early age is well attested by ancient and trustworthy...


Saint Hyacinth

08/17/2017

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Confessor.  

Hyacinth was a Pole, and was born in 1185, in the Castle of Lanka, Silesia. He came of the ancient family of the Counts of Odrowatz, which same produced many servants of God, one of whom in later days was Saint Stanislaus. His parents...


Saint Joachim

08/16/2017

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Father of the B.V.M.

From the root of Jesse sprang King David, to whose tribe the holy Virgin belonged. Holy I call her, for so she was, and the daughter of holy people. Her father and mother were Joachim and Anne, who lived their lives in a manner...