Our Lady of Clemency



Feast of Our Lady. 

In the early part of the thirteenth century, much of Spain lay crushed under the yoke of the Saracens. By whom countless numbers of the faithful were held in brutal slavery, with the lively danger of being made to deny, and so to...

Saint Linus



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



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...

Ember Saturday in September



The Collect. 

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation; We humbly beseech thee, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, to put it into the hearts of many to offer themselves for this ministry; that thereby...