Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Agatha of Sicily

Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr (Collect), was born in Sicily of noble parentage, but she estimated that for her the highest nobility would be to belong to Jesus, Whom she took as her Spouse (Gospel)…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Septuagesima

Saint Andrew was born in Florence in 1301 of the illustrious Corsini family. A short time before the birth of Saint Andrew, his mother experienced a strange dream, in which she had given birth to a wolf which became a lamb upon entering a Carmelite church…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Andrew Corsini

Saint Andrew was born in Florence in 1301 of the illustrious Corsini family. A short time before the birth of Saint Andrew, his mother experienced a strange dream, in which she had given birth to a wolf which became a lamb upon entering a Carmelite church…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Blaise of Sebaste

Saint Blaise was a bishop of Sebastea in Armenia who was martyred under the reign of Licinius in the early fourth century…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Candlemas

Today’s feast commemorates not only the obedience of the Blessed Virgin to the Mosaic Law in going to Jerusalem forty days after the birth of her Child and making the accustomed offerings, but also the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, and the meeting of the Infant Jesus with the old man Simeon…

Candlemas ~ Dom Prosper Guéranger

During this holy season, when the very Son of God is giving so great a proof of his love for man, whose nature he has assumed – the Church is continually exhorting the Faithful, in the words of the Apostle, to practise charity towards each other. The Emmanuel comes to us as our Lawgiver: now, he has resumed his whole Law in the precept of Love; he is come, in order to unite what sin had divided. Let us comply with his divine intentions, and accomplish, with earnestness, the Law he has imposed upon us… 

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Ignatius of Antioch

Today is the Feast of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr. This Bishop of Antioch, like St. Polycarp, was a disciple of St. John the Apostle…

Today’s Saint(s): St Ignatius of Antioch Bishop & Martyr (†107AD)

Saint Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, was the disciple of Saint John the Evangelist. Believing that the Church on earth should resemble that of the heavenly Jerusalem of which Saint John wrote in his Apocalypse, he established singing in choirs in his church at Antioch, after a vision of the celestial choirs who sang in that manner…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Peter Nolasco

Today the Church celebrates the sainthood of St. Peter Nolasco, the saintly founder of the Royal and Military Order of Our Lady of Mercy of the Redemption of the Captives…

Today’s Saint: St Peter Nolasco, Founder (1189-1226)

On August 10, 1218, Peter and two companions were received as the first members of the Order of Our Lady of Ransom, dedicated to the recovery of Christian captives. To the three traditional vows of religion, its members joined a fourth, that of delivering their own persons to the overlords, if necessary, to ransom Christians…

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