Pope and Martyr.
Pope Felix I is venerated as a Martyr, but so few records of his life remain to this day that very little is certainly known of him. He governed the Church during the reign of the Emperor Aurelian; and is reputed to have decreed that...
Joan of Arc was born in 1412, of parents who were known for the integrity of their faith and practice, in the town of Domremy, in France. When she was scarce thirteen years old, up to which time she had been taught nothing more than household...
O GOD, the strength of all those who put their trust in thee; Mercifully accept our prayers; and because, through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy commandments we may please thee,...
This Mary Magdalene was born at Florence in 1566, of the illustrious family of the Pazzi, which was a race of warriors and statesmen, but she became more illustrious, by reason of her holiness, than any of them. At the age of sixteen, having...
SEQUENCE. Lauda Sion Salvatorem.
Laud, O Sion, thy Salvation,
Laud with hymns of exaltation
Christ, thy King and Shepherd true:
Spend thyself, his honour raising,
Who surpasseth all thy...