Saint Apollinaris

07/23/2014

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Bishop and Martyr.  

Apollinaris was the first to be Bishop of Ravenna, and Saint Peter Chrysologus the most illustrious of his successors, in a sermon which hath come down to us, referred to him as a Martyr, but added that although he frequently shed...


Saint Liborius

07/23/2014

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Bishop and Confessor

On July 23rd is also commemorated the holy Bishop of Le Mans in Gaul, blessed Liborius, who was the friend of holy Martin of Tours, and was distinguished for learning and virtue, and for his wondrous pastoral care, especially of the poor, and who went to God about the year...


Saint Mary Magdalene

07/22/2014

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Penitent.  

Mary of Bethany, sister to Martha and Lazarus, is identified, according to a common tradition, with Mary Magdalene and the unnamed woman called in the Gospel The Sinner. But inasmuch as neither Mary of Bethany nor The Sinner is therein...