Nov. 23: SAINT CLEMENT I, Pope and Martyr


November 23: ST. CLEMENT I, Pope and Martyr St. Clement I (d.97) was the third pope after St. Peter. He wrote the famous epistle to the Corinthians, commanding them to seek peace and unity. Since St. Peter, the Popes have exerted a universal jurisdiction over the whole Church in continuity. According to apocryphal acta dating…

Nov. 22: ST. CECILIA, Virgin and Martyr.


November 22: Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr [Memorial] St. Cecilia is the patroness of musicians because, as she was dying, she sang to God. She is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. It was long supposed that she was a noble lady of Rome…

Nov. 11: ST. MARTIN OF TOURS, BISHOP


Nov. 11 ST. MARTIN OF TOURS, BISHOP Born to pagan parents in Hungary, St. Martin (316-397) served in the army. He is best known for the account of his using his military sword to cut his cloak in two, to give half to a beggar clad only in rags in the depth of winter. He…

Nov. 10 ST. LEO THE GREAT, POPE AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH


Nov. 10 ST. LEO THE GREAT, POPE AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH St. Leo (d.461) was a vigorous defender of the unity of the Church and pushed back the onrush of the barbarians under Attila. During his pontificate, the Council of Chalcedon (451) defined that there is in Christ one divine person and two natures,…

POPE FRANCIS: TRUE HAPPINESS IS TO BE WITH THE LORD AND TO LIVE FOR LOVE.


POPE FRANCIS: TRUE HAPPINESS IS TO BE WITH THE LORD AND TO LIVE FOR LOVE. Below you have the Vatican Radio report and the Vatican translation of Pope Francis’ address given on Nov. 1, 2017, Solemnity of All Saints. +++VATICAN RADIO REPORT BEGINS HERE+++ (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis during the Angelus on Wednesday marked the…

Oct. 28 STS. SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES


Oct. 28 STS. SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES St. Simon is usually called the “Cananean” and also “the Zealot”, probably because he belonged to the Jewish party of “the Zealots of the Law”. St. Jude, also called Thaddeus or “Courageous”, is the author of a short epistle in the New Testament. St. Simon is often associated…