Monthly archives:March 2017

  • March 20 St. Wulfran, Archbishop   His father was an officer in the armies of King Dagobert, and the Saint spent some years in the court of King Clotaire III., and of his mother St. Bathildes, but occupied his heart only on God, despising worldly greatness as empty and dangerous, and daily advanc[...]
  • Third Sunday in Lent: The cure of the man possessed by the devil   Gospel. Luke xi. 14-28. At that time: Jesus was casting out a devil, and the same was dumb. And when he had cast out the devil, the dumb spoke; and the multitude were in admiration at it: but some of them said: He cas[...]
  • March 19 St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin And Patron of The Universal Church   St. Joseph was by birth of the royal family of David, but was living in humble obscurity as a carpenter, when God raised him to the highest sanctity, and fitted him to be the spouse of His Virgin Moth[...]
  • March 18 St. Cyril of Jerusalem   Cyril was born at or near the city of Jerusalem, about the year 315.  He was ordained priest by St. Maximus, who gave him the important charge of instructing and preparing the candidates for Baptism.  This charge he held for several years, and we still hav[...]
  • St. Patrick Bishop, Apostle of Ireland   If the virtue of children reflects an honor on their parents, much more justly is the name of St. Patrick rendered illustrious by the innumerable lights of sanctity with which the Church of Ireland shone during many ages, and by the colonies of Sain[...]
  • March 16 Sts. Abraham and Mary Abraham was a rich nobleman of Edessa, At his parents’ desire he married, but escaped to a cell near the city as soon as the feast was over. He walled up the cell-door, leaving only a small window through which he received his food. There for fifty years he sang Go[...]
  • March 15 St. Zachary Pope                         St. Zachary succeeded Gregory III in 741, and was a man of singular meekness and goodness. He loved the clergy and people of Rome to that degree that he hazarded his life for them on occasion of the troubles which Italy fell into by the rebellion o[...]
  • March 14 St. Maud, Queen                         This princess was daughter of Theodoric, a powerful Saxon count. Her parents placed her very young in the monastery of Erford, of which her grandmother Maud was then abbess. Our Saint remained in that house, an accomplished model of all virtues, til[...]
  • March 13 St. Euphrasia               Euphrasia was the daughter of pious and noble parents.  After the death of her father his widow withdrew privately with her little daughter into Egypt, where she was possessed of a very large estate.  In that country she fixed her abode near a holy monastery of[...]
  • March 12 St. Gregory the Great Gregory was a Roman of noble birth, and while still young was governor of Rome. On his father’s death he gave his great wealth to the poor, turned his house on the Coelian Hill into a monastery, which now bears his name, and for some years lived as a perfect monk. Th[...]