Quinto Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

Quinto Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna. The Twenty-Seventh Day of November. The Night of the Moon. Antiochíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Basiléi Epíscopi, Auxílii et Saturníni. At Antioch, the holy martyrs Basileus, bishop, Auxilius, and Saturninus. Sebáste, in Arménia, sanctórum Mártyrum Hirenárchi, Acácii Presbyteri, ac septem mulíerum. Harum porro constántia Hirenárchus commótus, ad Christum convérsus, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre et Máximo…

Quinto Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

Quinto Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna. The Twenty-Seventh Day of November. The Night of the Moon. Antiochíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Basiléi Epíscopi, Auxílii et Saturníni. At Antioch, the holy martyrs Basileus, bishop, Auxilius, and Saturninus. Sebáste, in Arménia, sanctórum Mártyrum Hirenárchi, Acácii Presbyteri, ac septem mulíerum. Harum porro constántia Hirenárchus commótus, ad Christum convérsus, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre et Máximo…

Quinto Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

Quinto Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna. The Twenty-Seventh Day of November. The Night of the Moon. Antiochíæ sanctórum Mártyrum Basiléi Epíscopi, Auxílii et Saturníni. At Antioch, the holy martyrs Basileus, bishop, Auxilius, and Saturninus. Sebáste, in Arménia, sanctórum Mártyrum Hirenárchi, Acácii Presbyteri, ac septem mulíerum. Harum porro constántia Hirenárchus commótus, ad Christum convérsus, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre et Máximo…

Tértio Nonas Decémbris. Luna.

The Third Day of December St. Francis Xavier, priest of the Society of Jesus, confessor, Apostle of the Indies, and heavenly patron of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and also of all the Missions, who died on the day previous. In Judea, the holy prophet Zephaniah. At Rome, the holy martyrs Claudius, a tribune,…

Quarto Nonas Decémbris. Luna.

The Second Day of December At Rome, the martyrdom of the saintly virgin Bibiana, under the sacrilegious Emperor Julian.  For the sake of our Lord she was scourged with leaded whips until she expired. At Imola, St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop of Ravenna, confessor and doctor of the Church, celebrated for his learning and sanctity.  His feast…

Quinto Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

The Twenty-Seventh Day of November At Antioch, the holy martyrs Basileus, bishop, Auxilius, and Saturninus. At Sebaste in Armenia, in the reign of Emperor Diocletian and under the governor Maximus, the holy martyrs Hirenarchus, the priest Acacius, and seven women.  Struck with the constancy of these women, Hirenarchus was converted to Christ, and with Acacius died…

Sexto Kaléndas Decémbris. Luna.

The Twenty-Sixth Day of November At Fabriano in Piceno, St. Sylvester, abbot, founder of the Congregation of Sylvestrine monks. At Alexandria, the birthday of St. Peter, bishop of that city, graced with every virtue, who was beheaded by command of Galerius Maximian. There suffered also at Alexandria in the same persecution the holy martyrs Faustus, a priest,…

Cogitationes meas… (iv)

A.M.D.G. S. Ioannis Mariæ Vianney Carissimi, Today is a very special feast day for me as it is the Patronal Feast of the Oratory of St John Vianney, the priestly fraternity that I belong to. It seems wholly appropriate then to continue reflecting on the priesthood as we have these past few days. I ended…

Cogitationes meas… (iii)

A.M.D.G. S. Donato, Episcopo et Martyre Carissimi, Continuing my reflections from my retreat… Yesterday I reflected on how the invitation by Christ to the Apostles, “…Are you able to drink the cup that I drink…?” [Mark 10:35-40; Matthew 20:20-23] is shared by bishops in the continuation of that same Apostolic ministry, and in turn is asked…

Cogitationes meas… (ii)

A.M.D.G. In Transfiguratione Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Carissimi, Continuing from yesterday, a sharing of my reflections whilst on retreat last month… July, like all the months of the year, is traditionally dedicated to a particular devotion. July is dedicated to the “Precious Blood” recalling the blood spilt in sacrifice by Christ upon the Cross. These…