Compassion of the B.V.M.



Feast of Our Lady. 

His Mother stood by the Cross. Men had forsaken him, but she stood there fearless. Behold in this how the shrinking modesty of the Mother of Jesus could not check the loving courage of her heart. This Mother, in that she...

Thursday in Passion Week



The Collect.

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11.

Saint Benedict of Norcia




Benedict was born at Norcia in Umbria about the year 480. He is reputed to have been of noble birth and to have studied at Rome. Desiring to give himself wholly to Christ Jesus, he betook himself to a deep cave at a place called Subiaco, wherein...