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4 May: St. Monnica!

In the older, traditional Roman calendar today is the feast of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monnica, widow.  She died in Ostia (Rome’s port) in 387, when she and her family were heading back to North Africa after Augustine’s … Continue reading

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St. Monica: “put my body anywhere”

Here is an oldie post, appropriate for the day: Today in newer, Ordinary Form calendar of the Holy Roman Church is the feast of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo.  In the traditional calendar her feast was … Continue reading

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St. Golden Girl

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 … Continue reading

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Of Monnica and Martyrs

Today in the older, venerable, traditional Roman calendar, is the feast of St. Monica, widow and mother of St. Augustine of Hippo.  In the post-Conciliar calendar her feast was transferred to the end of August.  Monnica, is a spelling that … Continue reading

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