Advent II



The Collect.

BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of...

The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary



Feast of Our Lady.

The Angel, divinely inspired, declared who and what the blessed and glorious Virgin Mary is when he said: Hail, thou that art highly favoured with a fulness of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women. For surely it was...

Saint Ambrose



Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church. 

Ambrose was born when his father was Prefect of Gaul, about the year 340. He received a liberal education at Rome, and...