Saints Fabian and Sebastian

01/20/2017

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Martyrs. 

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 Wulfstan

01/19/2017

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Bishop and Confessor. 

This Wulfstan gained a great fame for holiness while he was a priest. He afterwards became a monk at Worcester, and in a short while was set to govern that church. So far as earthly learning was concerned, he was almost entirely...


Saint Prisca

01/18/2017

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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

01/18/2017

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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...