Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Wulstan of Worcester

Wulstan was the son of Athelstan and Wulfgeva. Even during his youth his piety had been noted, and he went on to study at the monasteries of Evesham and Peterborough. Once he was an adult his parents joined separate monasteries in Worcester. After his ordination Wulstan led his flock by good example rather than mere words and sermons…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Peter’s Chair at Rome

After St. Paul the Hermit, father of the Anchorites or hermits, the Christmas Cycle honours Saint Anthony, father of the Cenobites, who live in common…

Was Charles I a Saint by Charles Coulombe – Tumblar House Catholic Books

January 30 marks the 369th anniversary of the judicial murder of King Charles I of England, Scotland, and Ireland at

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Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Anthony of Egypt

After St. Paul the Hermit, father of the Anchorites or hermits, the Christmas Cycle honours Saint Anthony, father of the Cenobites, who live in common…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: The Most Holy Name of Jesus

Today is the feast of Saint Paul the Hermit, father of hermits, who had St. Jerome for his historian. Having become an orphan at the age of fifteen, he gave up his possessions and retired into a desert where a flourishing palm-tree, a symbol of is virtues (Introit) provided him with food and clothing…

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Was the Russian flu a ‘coronavirus’? What the 1890s pandemic tells us about how Covid might end

There are some striking similarities between this virus and its 19th century ancestor – perhaps lessons from the past can

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Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Paul of Thebes

Today is the feast of Saint Paul the Hermit, father of hermits, who had St. Jerome for his historian. Having become an orphan at the age of fifteen, he gave up his possessions and retired into a desert where a flourishing palm-tree, a symbol of is virtues (Introit) provided him with food and clothing…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Hilary of Poitiers

After having persecuted the Church during the first centuries, the Christian, but at the same time heretical emperors, continued their attacks by supporting Arianism which denied the divinity of Christ. In the season after Epiphany, when Jesus affirms His divinity by His teaching and miracles, the first saint whom the Church presents to us is one of the more intrepid defenders of this fundamental dogma of Christianity. St. Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: The Octave Day of the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The thoughts of the Church, today, are fixed on the Baptism of our Lord in the Jordan, which is the second of the three Mysteries of the Epiphany. The Emmanuel manifested Himself to the Magi, after having shown Himself to the Shepherds; but this manifestation was made within the narrow space of a stable at Bethlehem, and the world knew nothing of it. In the Mystery of the Jordan, Christ manifested himself with greater publicity…

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