Blessed William Laud

01/16/2019

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Bishop & Martyr

William Laud (1573-1645) Was the son of a clothier at Reading and graduated at St. John's College, Oxford, of which college he was a fellow. He afterwards became president of his college, and Chancellor of Oxford. He was successively Bishop...


Saint Maurus

01/15/2019

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Abbot

Concerning this Maurus, ancient writers say that he was born of a noble Roman family, and as a child was offered to God by his father Equitius, to be under the personal teaching of Saint Benedict. And that in a short while the youth made such...


Saint Paul the Hermit

01/15/2019

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Confessor.

According to an ancient book, edited by Saint Jerome, the life of this Paul, the first Hermit, and the model of all others, was on this wise. He was a native of the Lower Thebaid in Egypt. At the age of fifteen he lost both his parents, and to...


Saint Hilary

01/14/2019

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Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church. 

Hilary was born of a most illustrious family in Aquitaine, and of him blessed Jerome saith: He was a man of mighty eloquence, the Latin Trumpet against the Arians. He was born of pagan parents, and brought up...


Saint Felix

01/14/2019

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Priest and Martyr. 

Felix was a priest of Nola who (according to the account written by Saint Paulinus of Nola some hundred years after the death of Felix) suffered much persecution on account of his fiery zeal against idolatry, and was cast into...