Quinquagesima

02/26/2017

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The Collect.

O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. Grant...


Saint Ethelbert

02/25/2017

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King and Confessor

Ethelbert, who was born a pagan but whose wife Bertha was a Christian, was King of Kent and the regions round about. At the time that Saint Pope Gregory sent Saint Augustine to evangelize the English, Ethelbert received these...


Saint Walburga

02/25/2017

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Virgin

Walburga was the daughter of the West Saxon Thane Saint Richard, and sister to Willibald and Wunnibald, all of whom were venerated by the Saxons as great Saints of God. Walburga became a nun at Wimborne; and when her kinsman Saint Boniface was evangelizing the Germans, she was sent, along with Saint Lioba...


Saint Matthias

02/24/2017

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Apostle. 

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...