Saint Matthias




In those days: Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said: (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty): Men and brethren, this Scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David...

Saint Peter Damian



Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church. 

Peter Damian was born at Ravenna of a good family in reduced circumstances. His parents died when he was still a small boy, and he became an unwanted child in an older brother's household, where he was ...

Saint Joseph of Arimathea




According to the holy Evangelist Mark, this Joseph was an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God. Saint Matthew telleth us that he was a rich man of Arimathea. Saint Luke saith of him that he was a good man, and a...

Saint Peter's Chair at Antioch



Today's solemn feast received from our forefathers the name of Saint Peter's Chair at Antioch, because of a tradition that on this day Peter, first of the Apostles, took possession of his episcopal Chair. Fitly, therefore, do the churches observe the day of his enthronement, the right to which the Apostle received for the sake of...