Octave of Corpus Christi



SEQUENCE. Lauda Sion Salvatorem.

Laud, O Sion, thy Salvation,
Laud with hymns of exaltation
Christ, thy King and Shepherd true:

Spend thyself, his honour raising,
Who surpasseth all thy...

Saint Paulinus of Nola



Bishop and Confessor.  

Paulinus, Bishop of Nola, was one of the most remarkable men of his age. He was born at Bordeaux in the year 353, and became learned in the humanities, and in the Holy Scriptures, and was the author of many elegant and polished...

Saint Alban



Protomartyr of England.

Alban was still a heathen when the decrees of the Emperors Diocletian and Maximian set the storm raging against the Christians, at which time he gave a certain clergyman refuge in his house. As he saw this person intent on prayer and...

Saint Aloysius




Aloysius was born in 1568, to high worldly position, and the temptations consequent thereon; for he was eldest son to Ferdinand Gonzaga, Marquis of Castiglione, and destined to be his father's chief heir. To this end he was given soldier's...