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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. Nepotism was customary at the papal court in those days, so having the pope as your uncle was a sure way to get ahead. 460 more words


Nothing is More Necessary

Nothing is more necessary for churchmen as mental prayer, which should precede, accompany, and follow all our actions.
Saint Charles Borromeo