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Carissimi; Today's Mass: S. Peter of Alexandria, Bishop Martyr

S. Peter of Alexandria, Bishop Martyr; Com. Octave of St Edmund: Missa “In virtúte tua”

Saint Peter illustriously occupied the throne of Alexandria for twelve years, and, as Eusebius says, “was a divine example of a bishop on account of the excellence of his life and his study of the Sacred Scriptures” (see Eusebius, Eccl. 1,720 more words


Carissimi: Today's Mass; Dedication of the Basilicas of SS Peter & Paul

Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of St. Peter & Paul: Missa “Terribilis est

The two basilicas of the apostles were held in great veneration from the earliest times. 1,856 more words


Dante's Inferno: Canto II

Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy”, written around 1300 A.D., tells a of his fantastic vision of hell, purgatory, and heaven. The first volume, the Inferno, has had incredible influence over our modern conception of hell. 1,161 more words


The Assassination of Saint Peter: Axe to the Head, Dagger to the Chest, 1252

Saint Peter was assassinated with an axe to the head and a dagger to the chest in 1252 and was then canonized as a saint only 11 months later, making this the fastest canonization in history. 35 more words

Art & Culture

APOSTLES: Peter And Paul As Preachers Of Repentance, by Finn Damgaard

From Peter in Early Christianity

As often noted, the concept of repentance plays a crucial role in Luke-Acts.  In the gospel, the call to repentance occurs frequently in the preaching and teaching of Jesus.   982 more words


POETRY: St. Peter and the Angel, by Denise Levertov

Delivered out of raw continual pain,
smell of darkness, groans of those others
to whom he was chained—

unchained, and led
past the sleepers,
door after door silently opening— 123 more words


POETRY: St. Peter’s Day, by John Keble

Thou thrice denied, yet thrice beloved,
Watch by Thine own forgiven friend!
In sharpest perils faithful proved,
Let his soul love Thee to the end. 456 more words