The Holy Martyrs of North America

09/26/2018

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Martyrs. 

The Propagation of the Gospel in the New World was carried on by many different missionaries from Europe and England. And not a few of them and their converts were put to death for Christ's sake. Christopher Columbus was himself a Franciscan...


Saints Cyprian and Justina

09/26/2018

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Martyrs.  

Of this Cyprian, and the Virgin Justina, no historical records are to be found. But in ancient times many stories were told of them, to shew the powerlessness of the devil against Christians, who trusted in the might of the Cross. According...


Saint Sergius

09/25/2018

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Abbot.  

This Sergius was born near Rostov in Russia, about the year 1314, of parents noble by birth, Orthodox in faith, and devout in life. Unto them God gave three sons, Stephen, Bartholomew who became the monk Sergius, and Peter. This was the time...


Blessed Lancelot Andrewes

09/25/2018

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Bishop and Confessor

Lancelot Andrews, Bishop of Winchester, was a renowned preacher and scholar of the Jacobean Age.  Born in the Parish of All Hallows, Barking, in 1555, Andrewes was...


Our Lady of Clemency

09/24/2018

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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...