Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ss. Perpetua and Felicitas, Martyrs

Vibia Perpetua, a well-to-do young woman and mother, and Felicitas, a slave who gave birth to a child three days before suffering a martyr’s death, were catechumens. Against such prospective converts the persecution of Septimius Severus was particularly severe. These two holy women suffered death on the seventh of March in Carthage. The Breviary relates […]

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Ss. Casimir, Confessor, and Lucius I, Pope and Martyr

St. Casimir St. Casimir, to whom the Poles gave the title of “The Peace-maker,” was the third of the thirteen children of Casimir IV, King of Poland, and of Elizabeth of Austria, daughter of the Emperor Albert II. …Devout from his infancy, the boy gave himself up to devotion and penance, and had a horror […]

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