Saint Venerable Bede

05/27/2015

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Confessor and Doctor of the Church

Bede the priest was born about the year 673, at Jarrow, on the borders of England and Scotland. At the age of seven, as he himself hath left on record, he was placed under the care of holy Benedict Biscop, Abbot of...


Saint John I

05/27/2015

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Pope and Martyr. 

Pope John I was a Tuscan, who began to rule the Church in 523; and almost immediately it became necessary to get the help of the Emperor Justinian, because of the troubles which the heretical King Theodoric was then causing in Italy....


Saint Augustine of Canterbury

05/26/2015

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Bishop and Confessor.  

First Archbishop of Canterbury and Apostle of the English. 

Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury and the Apostle of the English, was sent into England by blessed Gregory, and came...


Saint Aldhelm

05/25/2015

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Bishop and Confessor

Aldhelm, who was a Saxon of royal blood, took the habit of a monk in the Monastery at Malmesbury. But he resorted again and again to Canterbury to sit at the feet of the Abbot Hadrian, and so advanced under his instruction, that...


Saint Gregory VII

05/25/2015

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Pope and Confessor

Pope Gregory VII, who was born in Tuscany of poor parents, about the year 1020, and baptized as Hildebrand, is generally recognized as one of the greatest administrators that ever sat in Peter's Chair. Few have ever been so greatly...


Saint Urban I

05/25/2015

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Pope and Martyr

Urban I was Pope from 222 to 230, during which time the Church had surcease from the bitter persecutions of the times immediately before and afterwards. Concerning him very little is known except that from his death he was revered as a Saint, and afterwards given the title of Martyr. Tradition...