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First Martyrs of the See of Rome

The holy men and women are also called the “Protomartyrs of Rome.”...

The holy men and women are also called the “Protomartyrs of Rome.” They were accused of burning Rome by Nero , who burned Rome to cover his own crimes. Some...

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First Martyrs of the See of Rome

Daily Gospel – MK 12:13-17

Some Pharisees and Herodians were sent to Jesus to ensnare him in...

Some Pharisees and Herodians were sent to Jesus to ensnare him in his speech. They came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and...

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Daily Gospel – MK 12:13-17

St. Peter, First Pope

Simon Peter or Cephas, the first pope, Prince of the Apostles, and...

Simon Peter or Cephas, the first pope, Prince of the Apostles, and founder, with St. Paul, of the see of Rome. Peter was a native of Bethsaida, near Lake Tiberias,...

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St. Peter, First Pope

St. Irenaeus

The writings of St. Irenaeus entitle him to a high place among...

The writings of St. Irenaeus entitle him to a high place among the fathers of the Church, for they not only laid the foundations of Christian theology but, by exposing...

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St. Irenaeus

Daily Gospel – MK 5:21-43

When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side,...

When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea. One of the synagogue officials,...

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Daily Gospel – MK 5:21-43

St. Cyril of Alexandria

St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (June 27)...

St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (June 27) Cyril was born at Alexandria, Egypt. He was nephew of the patriarch of that city, Theophilus. Cyril received...

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St. Cyril of Alexandria

Daily Gospel – MT 8:5-17

When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him,...

When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.” He said to him, “I will come...

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Daily Gospel – MT 8:5-17

Daily Gospel – MT 8:1-4

When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And...

When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And then a leper approached, did him homage, and said, “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.”...

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Daily Gospel – MT 8:1-4

St. Anthelm

Carthusian monk and bishop, defender of papal authority. Anthelm was born in...

Carthusian monk and bishop, defender of papal authority. Anthelm was born in 1107 in a castle near Chambery, in Savoy, France. He was ordained a priest and visited the Carthusian...

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St. Anthelm

St. William of Vercelli

William of Vercelli, Saint 1085-1142. founder, born in Vercelli Italy he was...

William of Vercelli, Saint 1085-1142. founder, born in Vercelli Italy he was brought up as an orphan became a hermit on Monte Vergine, Italy after a pilgrimage to Compostella and...

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St. William of Vercelli