Octave of the Assumption



The Dormition.

This day the Ark of the living God even the holy and living Ark, wherein once its own Maker had been held, is borne to its resting place in that Temple of the Lord which is not made with hands. Her ancestor David leapeth before it. And in...

Saints Timothy, Hippolytus, & Symphorian




The three Martyrs, Timothy, Hippolytus, and Symphorian, have no connection with each other, except that they are commemorated together on one day. According to the so-called Acts of Saint Sylvester, which are a late compilation, Timothy was a...

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal




Jane Frances was born in 1572, of the noble family of Fremiot, at Dijon in Burgundy, and at the age of twenty was married to the Baron de Chantal. Because the Calvinistic heresy had greatly infected Burgundy, Jane's father saw to it that his...

Trinity X



The Collect.

LET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble servants; and, that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. xii. 1.

Saint Bernard



Abbot and Doctor of the Church

Bernard was born about 1091, at the Castle of Fontaines, near Dijon in Burgundy. At his birth his mother offered him to God, as she did all seven of her children; and because of the training in holiness which she gave...