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Mar 23 - Gregory the Illuminator

Gregory the Illuminator
Apostle to Armenia
23 March 332

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From the Satucket Lectionary

The ancient kingdom of Armenia was the first country to become Christian, and it recognizes Gregory as its apostle. 339 more words

Holy Women Holy Men

Lesser Known Saints

Quadragesimus (d. end of 6th century)
According to tradition he was a shepherd living in Italy who served as a subdeacon. Not much is really known about Quadragesimus but he is best known for one thing and that is raising a dead man to life. 394 more words


Believe It or Not, Superstitions Endure

As published in the Providence Sunday Journal on October 19, 2014.

Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall

Very superstitious, ladders ’bout to fall

Thirteen-month-old baby, broke the lookin’ glass… 728 more words


A Monk's Chronicle: 6 October MMXIV -- The Miracle of Ordinary Life

The Miracle of Ordinary Life

Miracles have a long and close association with sanctity in the Catholic tradition.  A lot of this rests on the Gospel accounts of Jesus, where his miracles were a sign that the Spirit of God had come to rest on him.   1,225 more words

Saint John's Abbey

The birth of Christianity in Kent.

It’s amazing how some things twist and some things turn and you have to question would something have happened eventually or was it only because of that single moment that it happened at all. 1,015 more words

Anglo Saxons

Lesser Known Saints

Raymond Nonnatus, O. de M. (1204 – 31 August 1240)
Raymond is a Spanish Saint and is nickname Nonnatus means “not born” this refers to the way he way born. 554 more words


Saint of the Day June 18, 2014: St. Gregory Barbarigo

Saint of the Day

St. Gregory Barbarigo

St. Gregory Barbarigo was born in 1625, of a very old and distinguished Venetian family. A brilliant student, he embraced a diplomatic career and accompanied the Venetian Ambassador, … 58 more words