Saint Agnes

01/21/2018

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Virgin and Martyr.

This is a virgin's birthday. Let us therefore resolve to follow the example of her chastity. It is a martyr's birthday. Let us therefore resolve to offer sacrifice. It is the feast of holy Agnes. Let men therefore be filled with wonder,...


Saints Fabian and Sebastian

01/20/2018

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Martyrs. 

Fabian was a Roman, and sat as Pope from the year 236, in the reign of the Emperor Maximin, till 250, in that of Decius. He is said to have appointed a deacon to each of the seven districts of Rome to look after the poor, and the same number...


Saint Canute

01/19/2018

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King and Martyr. 

Canute (the fourth of that name to be King of Denmark) ascended his earthly throne at the death of his half-brother, King Harold the Slothful, when the times were unsettled, and the light of faith was growing dim in a land which had...