Monday, March 18, 2013

St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Confessor & Doctor of the Church

Cyril of Jerusalem was given to the study of the Holy Scriptures from childhood, and made such progress that he became an eminent champion of the orthodox faith. He embraced the monastic institute and bound himself to perpetual chastity and austerity of life. He was ordained priest by St. Maximus, Patriarch of Jerusalem, and undertook […]

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Passion Sunday

[Station at St. Peter’s (Vatican).] This Sunday is called Passion Sunday, because from this day the Church occupies herself exclusively with the contemplation of the passion and death of Christ. The pictures of Christ crucified are covered today in memory of his having hidden Himself from the Jews until His entrance into Jerusalem, no longer […]

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Begin Novena for the Annunciation of Our Lady

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Begin Novena to Archangel Gabriel

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

St. Gregory the Great (Gregory I), Pope, Confessor, Doctor of the Church

St. Gregory was born at Rome in 540. He was successively senator and prefect of Rome before the age of 30. After five years he resigned and became a monk, transforming his own house into a Benedictine monastery, and founding six others. At the age of 50 he was elected pope, serving from 590 to […]

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Begin Novena for St. Joseph, Spouse of Our Lady

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Lætare Sunday

[Station at the Holy Cross in Jerusalem.] St. Helena, mother of Constantine lived on Mount Coelius in a palace known as the house of Sessions. She transformed it, in order to keep therein important relics of the true Cross, into a sanctuary which became the Basilica of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem. Hence the Introit, […]

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

St. Frances of Rome, Widow

St. Frances of Rome founded the institute known as the “Oblati di Tor de Specchi” in the Holy City. She was a wealthy patrician and after her husband died, she gave up all her wealth to live a life of abject poverty. Her special privilege from heaven was familiar conversation with her guardian angel. Reading […]

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Friday, March 8, 2013

St. John of God, Confessor

n 1503, at the age of eight, John fled from his parents for some unknown reason. For a while he was a shepherd, then a book dealer. Matters spiritual were of no particular interest until he heard the preaching of Blessed John of Avila. Then his conversion was so sincere and sudden that he was […]

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

St. Thomas Aquinas, Confessor and Doctor of the Church

St. Thomas ranks among the greatest writers and theologians of all time. His most important work, the Summa Theologiae, an explanation and summary of the entire body of Catholic teaching, has been standard for centuries, even to our own day. At the Council of Trent it was consulted after the Bible. To a deeply speculative […]

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