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St John Neumann (Feast Day 5 January)

St. John Nepomucene Neumann “The Little Bishop” Feast: January 5 Photograph of St. John Neumann, taken in 1854, from the Redemptorist Archives A baby boy was born on March 28, 1811 in the centuries-old village of Prachatitz in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). He was taken the same day to the parish church, baptized and […]

St Athanasius ~ 2 May

ST. ATHANASIUS, PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH From his works, and the fathers and historians of that age. See his life by Hermant, who first cleared up the Intricate history of Arianism. See also Tillemont, Ceillier, Orsl, the Benedictin editors of this father, and Combefis, Bibl. Concionat. p. 500 ad 530. A. D. […]

St Patrick’s Day ~ 17 March

ST. PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE St. Patrick wrote it in 433 A.D. for divine protection before successfully converting the Irish King Leoghaire and his subjects from paganism to Christianity. (The term breastplate refers to a piece of armor worn in battle.) More recent scholarship suggests its author was anonymous. In any case, this prayer certainly reflects the […]

November 30—St. Andrew, Apostle

Introitus Ps 138:17 Mihi autem nimis honoráti sunt amíci tui, Deus: nimis confortátus est principatus eórum. Ps 138:1-2 Dómine, probásti me et cognovísti me: tu cognovísti sessiónem meam et resurrectiónem meam. V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto. R. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculórum. Amen Mihi autem […]