Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Romuald, Abbot

St. Romuald was born in Ravenna of a noble family. Founder of the Camaldolese monks — one of the Italian branches of the Benedictines — in which the eremitical life is combined with life in community…

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…

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…

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…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Martina of Rome

The daughter of an ex-consul and left an orphan at an early age, she so openly testified to her Christian faith that she could not escape the persecutions under Alexander Severus…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Francis de Sales

Francis was beatified in 1661 and canonized 4 years later by Pope Alexander VII. In 1877, Pope Pius IX declared him a Doctor of the Church. He is patron saint of journalists because of the tracts and books he wrote…

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