Month of the Holy Name-The Feast of  Holy Name of Jesus

The Feast of  Holy Name of Jesus In the Latin Church it is an optional memorial IHS monogram, with kneeling angels, atop the main altar, Church of the Gesù, Rome. I had asked the web my usual questions about which saint is relevant for this day and learned that apart from today's celebrations of St. [...]

Easter Day 2018-celtic saints 1 April

  St. Cellach of Armagh Early life and background Cellach was the son of Áed mac Máele Ísu meic Amalgada of the Clann Sínnaig. Áed had been abbot of Armagh and Coarb Pátraic ("heir" or "successor" of Saint Patrick; head of the church of Armagh) from 1074 to 1091. The Clann Sínaig, of the Uí Echdach sept of [...]

The Dormition of the Theotokos 15 August 2017

Troparion of the Dormition of the Theotokos In giving birth you preserved your virginity; In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, And by your prayers you deliver our souls from death! The feast of the Dormition or Falling-asleep of the Theotokos is [...]

Edward Grzymala 10 August 2017

Memorial 10 August 12 June as one of the 108 Martyrs of World War II Profile Orionist. After studies at the mother-house in Tortona, Italy, he was ordained on 6 June1936. Returning to Poland, he taught at the college of Zdunska Wola. Parishpriest in Wloclawek, Poland. Arrested on 7 November1939 and condemned to forced labour at the Dachau concentration camp farms during the Nazipersecutions; he kept consecrated hosts in a small box he wore around his neck, [...]

Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary 26 July 2017

Old Calendar: St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary It was in the home of Joachim and Ann where the Virgin Mary received her training to be the Mother of God. Thus, devotion to Ann and Joachim is an extension of the affection Christians have always professed toward our Blessed Mother. We, too, owe [...]

Celtic and Old English Saints 17 July 2017

17  St. Cynllo of Wales  5th century. Little is known of this saint who gave his name to several churches in Wales- St Cynllo, Llangynllo The church was designed by John Middleton of Cheltenham and built in 1869-70. It is dedicated to St. Cynllo, a saint of the fifth century, who was eminent for the sanctity [...]

Celtic and Old English Saints Calendar June 2017

Celtic and Old English Saints June 2017 May Home July Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday              1  St. Herve of Brittany St. Ruadan of Cornwall & Brittany St. Whyte of Dorset St. Wistan of Evesham St. Thecla of Denbighshire St. Ronan of Kilmaronen St. Caprais of Lerins  2  St. Adalgis [...]

Blessed Jutta of Thuringia 26 June 2017

Memorial 25th June in Roman Calendar. First Life Saint Jutta, T.O.S.F., (English: Judith) or Jutta of Kulmsee or Jutta of Sangerhausen or Jutta of Thuringia was born ca. 1200 at Sangerhausen in Thuringia (now Sachsen-Anhalt) and died in 1260 at Kulmsee in the Monastic State of the Teutonic Order (now Chełmża, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). She [...]

Celtic and old English sts. 15 June 2017

 15 St. Trillo of Llandrillo 6th or 7th century. Trillo, son of a Breton chieftain, migrated to Wales with Saint Cadfan. He is the patron of two places named Llandrillo in Denbighshire (now Gwynedd) and Monmouth. At Gwynedd there is an ancient oratory in the Irish style built over a spring that is used for baptisms [...]