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Station Thursday Lent IV: Statio ad St Silvestrum et Martinum

Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God,
that we who have undertaken to chastise our bodies by fasting may,
even in this devotion, find cause for rejoicing:

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St. Charles Borromeo (1538-84)

Charles Borromeo was born into a rich powerful northern Italian family in 1538. His uncle became Pope Pius IV. In those days, nepotism was customary at the papal court, so having the pope as your uncle was a sure way to get ahead. 466 more words