Daily archives:November 6, 2017

  • Willibrord was born in Northumberland in 657, and when twenty years old went to Ireland, to study under St. Egbert; twelve years later, he felt drawn to convert the great pagan tribes who were hanging as a cloud over the north of Europe. He went to Rome for the blessing of the Pope, and with eleve[...]
  • Purgatory under the Old Law It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins (2 Mach. xii. 46). These words of Holy Scripture, approving the custom of praying for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins, implies that they are bound by si[...]