Séptimo Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

The Twenty-Fifth Day of November At Alexandria, St. Catherine, virgin and martyr, in the time of Emperor Maximinus.  For the confession of the Christian faith she was cast into prison, endured a long scourging with whips set with metal, and finally ended her martyrdom by having her head cut off.  Her body was miraculously carried…

Séptimo Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

The Twenty-Fifth Day of November At Alexandria, St. Catherine, virgin and martyr, in the time of Emperor Maximinus.  For the confession of the Christian faith she was cast into prison, endured a long scourging with whips set with metal, and finally ended her martyrdom by having her head cut off.  Her body was miraculously carried…

Séptimo Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

The Twenty-Fifth Day of November At Alexandria, St. Catherine, virgin and martyr, in the time of Emperor Maximinus.  For the confession of the Christian faith she was cast into prison, endured a long scourging with whips set with metal, and finally ended her martyrdom by having her head cut off.  Her body was miraculously carried…

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Januárii. Luna.

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Januárii.  Luna. The Twentieth Day of December.  The Night of the Moon. Vigília sancti Thomæ Apóstoli. The Vigil of St. Thomas, Apostle. Romæ natális sancti Zephyríni, Papæ et Mártyris.  Ipsíus tamen festum recólitur séptimo Kaléndas Septémbris. At Rome, the birthday of St. Zephyrinus, pope and martyr.  His feast is celebrated on the 26th of…

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Januárii. Luna.

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Januárii.  Luna. The Twentieth Day of December.  The Night of the Moon. Vigília sancti Thomæ Apóstoli. The Vigil of St. Thomas, Apostle. Romæ natális sancti Zephyríni, Papæ et Mártyris.  Ipsíus tamen festum recólitur séptimo Kaléndas Septémbris. At Rome, the birthday of St. Zephyrinus, pope and martyr.  His feast is celebrated on the 26th of…

Séptimo Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

The Twenty-Fifth Day of November At Alexandria, St. Catherine, virgin and martyr, in the time of Emperor Maximinus.  For the confession of the Christian faith she was cast into prison, endured a long scourging with whips set with metal, and finally ended her martyrdom by having her head cut off.  Her body was miraculously carried…

Décimo Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

The Twenty-Second Day of November. St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr, who on the 16th of September, purpled with her own blood, departed to her heavenly Spouse. At Colossae in Phrygia, during the reign of Nero, Saints Philemon and Apphias, disciples of St. Paul.  When the heathen rushed into the church on the feast of Diana, they…

A Litany of Syrian Saints

For the day of fasting and prayers for peace called for by Pope Francis tomorrow (Sept 7), some may like to use this Litany of Syrian Saints and implore the prayers of the saints native to the region, the memory of whose witness and example grew the church and has encouraged the faithful there for…