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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 Martyrdom of Ss. Timothy and Maura (3 May) – Till Death Do Us Part

The Martyrdom of Ss. Timothy and Maura   At a time when the Roman emperors maintained an unholy power during a period of great persecution, many martyrs, both male and female, through their witness in many a place proved faithful to Christ. In those years, there was a blessed Timothy of the Penapeian countryside, who […]

St. Nicholas Owen, Martyr (22 March) – The Priest Hole Maker

St. Nicholas Owen, Martyr (22 March) – The Priest Hole Maker During the deadly feuds which existed in the Middle Ages, when no man was secure from spies and traitors even within the walls of his own house, it is no matter of wonder that the castles and mansions of the powerful and wealthy were […]

Prayer to Blessed Noel Pinot for Priests under Persecution

Prayer to Blessed Noel Pinot for Priests under Persecution He went to the guillotine still vested for Mass and repeatedly praying the words that begin the Mass: “Introibo ad altare Dei, ad Deum qui laetificat iuventutem meam. Blessed Noel Pinot, who shared in the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus, the Sovereign Priest, deign to show us, […]

Resistance Radio Episode 17: Garcia Moreno & Our Lady of Quito

I decided to do a podcast on the Preface of the book by Fr Augustine Berthe “Garcia Moreno” … the photos I mentioned are posted below Novena Prayer For the Canonization of Gabriel Garcia Moreno Catholic President of Ecuador Oh Holy Virgin of Lourdes, remember that thy servant Garcia Moreno promised to defend thy Immaculate […]

St Philomena (Feast Day 11 August)

The Catacombs Before outlining the radiating figure of Saint Philomena, virgin and roman martyr, it’s appropriate to mention the catacombs, since her mortal remains were discovered in 1802 in Rome at the Catacombs of Priscilla (fig. 1-2-3). There are prestigious studies regarding this (for ex.: P. TESTINI, Archeologia Cristiana (Christian Archaeology); M. SORDI, I cristiani […]

May 25th – Celebration of the finding of the Holy Body of Saint Philomena

Novena to St Philomena for the feast of the finding of her relics Novena Prayer to Saint Philomena The Solemn Novenas are from 17th to 25th May, 3rd to 11th August, 7th to 15th December. The Monthly Novena begins on 3rd and ends on 11th of each month.   Prayer for Each Day during the […]

St Peter Martyr 29-April (& the Peter Martyr palms)

Also called Peter of Verona, an inquisitor and martyr. Peter was born at Verona, Italy, in 1205. Both of his parents were Catharists, a heresy that denied God created the material world. Even so, Peter was educated at a Catholic school and later at the University of Bologna. While in Bologna, Peter was accepted into […]