Easter II

04/30/2017

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The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through...


Saint Catherine of Siena

04/30/2017

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Virgin. 

This Catherine, one of the most remarkable women of Christendom, was born in 1347, at Siena. She came of humble parentage, the youngest of twenty-five children, and never received any formal schooling in books. But by her deep spiritual...


Saint Peter Martyr

04/29/2017

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Martyr. 

Peter (who is usually called Peter Martyr) was born at Verona, in 1205, of parents who were Manichaean hereticks. As a lad he was sent to a Catholic school, where he learned the Faith, and ever thereafter stoutly maintained the same. For...


Saint Paul of the Cross

04/28/2017

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Confessor. 

Paul of the Cross was born at Ovada, in the Piedmont, in 1694, and christened Paul Francis. He was the first-born son of a business man, named Luke Danei. Which same, with his good wife, instilled in this their first-born a love of the...