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Today is the feast of St. Aurea (in Greek Chryse, “Golden Girl”) of Ostia. She is an ancient martyr. You can read about here in these ancient Acta, HERE.
There is on the edge of Ostia Antica, the fascinating ruins of … Continue reading
Because of the abdication of Benedict XVI we had reason to turn the pages of our history books back to the resignation of Celestine V.
Who can forget that image of Benedict, then Pope, laying his pallium on the glass case … Continue reading
Today Pope Francis conducted for the first time the venerable rite for the canonization of saints.
Among the new saints are the Martyrs of Otranto. In his sermon, Francis said:
Today the Church proposes for our veneration a group of martyrs who … Continue reading
Many people don’t realize that Holy Church considers some Old Testament figures to be saints with their own feast days.
We don’t celebrate them at the altar, but they have their day.
Actually, if there were no other saint in the liturgical … Continue reading
In the older, traditional Roman calendar today is the feast of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monnica, widow.
(Yes, you can spell her name “Monnica”, more consistent with her Punic origins.)
In the chapel of the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue … Continue reading
Some people do not realize that many figures of the Old Testament are considered saints by the Catholic Church. They are not celebrated on our main liturgical calendar but they are in the Roman Martyrology, which is one of our … Continue reading
Andrea Tornielli reports at Vatican Insider:
The Vatican doctors approve the miracle to make Wojtyla a saint
“A saint now!” The canonisation of Wojtyla is getting closer quickly and it could be celebrated next October. In fact, in the past few days, … Continue reading
Today, in his fervorino at Mass, Pope Francis again mentioned the Enemy of your soul, the Devil.
He talks about the Devil frequently when speaking off the cuff.
From the site of Vatican Radio with my emphases and comments:
The Pope drew inspiration from … Continue reading
In the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum we find this entry today:
11. Lucae in Italia, sanctae Gemmae Galgani, virginis, quae, dominicae Passionis contemplatione et doloribus patienter toleratis insignis, viginti quinque annos nata, angelicam vitam die Sabbati Sancti consummavit.
Among her other earthly sufferings, Gemma … Continue reading