Saint Oswald

08/05/2015

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King and Martyr. 

Oswald was the son of Ethelfrid the Ravager, King of the Northumbrians. After his father had been slain in battle by Redwald, King of the East Angles, he was carried into exile in Scotland, where he was taught the Faith of Christ and...


Our Lady of the Snows

08/05/2015

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Our Lady of the Snows.

This feast is in commemoration of the first church to be dedicated in Rome under the invocation of our Lady, and the third of those Christian temples in the City known as Patriarchal Basilicas. The origin of this building,...


Saint Dominic

08/04/2015

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Confessor

Dominic was born of the noble family of Guzman, in 1170, at Caloroga, Spain, and became a Canon Regular at Osma after finishing his studies at the University of Palencia. In 1203 he was sent on a mission which took him through France; where...


Invention of St. Stephen

08/03/2015

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Protomartyr. 

It is related that, for a long time, there lay hidden, in a mean and obscure place near Jerusalem, the bodies of the following Saints: Stephen the Protomartyr; Gamaliel, the celebrated Doctor of the Old Law, who withstood his...


Saint Nicodemus

08/03/2015

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Confessor

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with...