Daily archives:July 29, 2017

  • In his youth Germanus gave little sign of sanctity. He was of noble birth, and at first practised the law at Rome. After a time the emperor placed him high in the army. But his one passion was the chase. He was so carried away as even to retain in his sports the superstitions of the pagan huntsmen[...]
  • Mary, Queen of All Saints The little one raised her eyes, and gazed through the great Nicanor gate to the gleaming Holy of Holies. The old High Priest in his stately garments, surrounded by white-robed virgins with softly shining candles, received her in love, and listened to the whispered prayer[...]