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The 20,000 Nicomedia Marytrs (25 December) ~ Dom Prosper Guéranger

The 20,000 Nicomedia Martyrs From the section in Christmas after Compline ​ Let us give the holy Martyrs a thought, whose memory is offered to our veneration by the Church in her Martyrology of this Christmas season. Diocletian and his colleagues in the Empire had recently published the famous edict of persecution, which waged against […]

The Holy Infant of Atocha

The Holy Infant of Atocha The devotion to the Santo Niño de Atocha originated in Spain; it is said to be related to Our Lady of Atocha, who is mentioned in the “Cantigas” of King Alphonse the Wise in the 13th Century. In 711 the Moors held sway over vast regions of Spain and battles […]

Practice During Lent ~ Dom Prosper Gueranger

PRACTICE DURING LENT After having spent the three weeks of Septuagesima in meditating upon our spiritual infirmities, and upon the wounds caused in us by sin, – we should be ready to enter upon the penitential season, which the Church has now begun. We have now a clearer knowledge of the justice and holiness of […]