Saint Linus

09/23/2014

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Pope and Martyr.  

Linus was the immediate successor of the Apostle Peter in the Roman See, according to the testimony of Saints Irenaeus and Hippolytus, and others. And according to Irenaeus, blessed Paul maketh mention of him in his second Epistle to...


Saint Thecla

09/23/2014

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Virgin and Martyr.  

Thecla hath been acclaimed since the earliest days of the Church, and in the Eastern Liturgy is entitled: Protomartyr of Women and the Equal of the Apostles. However, no trustworthy historical records are to be found of her, but...


Saint Maurice and Companions

09/22/2014

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Martyrs.  

Maurice with certain brave Companions was martyred about the year 287, near Agaunum, in Gaul. These holy men are by some authorities identified with the Theban Legion, that is, a band of Christian soldiers recruited from Upper Egypt. At the...


Saint Thomas Villanova

09/22/2014

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Bishop and Confessor.  

This Thomas is one of the glories of the Church of Spain. Living in a time of wicked luxury, he was known as The Father of the Poor. With oppression manifested on all sides, he was named The Almsgiver. Amidst great...


Saint Matthew

09/21/2014

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Apostle and Evangelist.  

The Apostle and Evangelist Matthew (also called Levi) was a publican (that is, a public official for collecting taxes), who was called by Christ himself from the very seat of custom. Whom he forthwith followed, and thereupon...


Trinity XIV

09/21/2014

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The Collect.  

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Gal. v....