Blessed Luke Belludi OFM (c 1200- c 1285)

Sts. Peter and Paulhttps://anastpaul.wordpress.com Blessed Luke Belludi OFM In 1220, Saint Anthony (1195-1231) was preaching conversion to the inhabitants of Padua when a young nobleman, Luke Belludi, came up to him and humbly asked to receive the habit of the followers of Saint Francis.   Anthony liked the talented, well-educated Luke and personally recommended him to [...]

ST. HONORATUS, ARCHBISHOP OF ARLES-16 Jan 2019

Icon of Saint Honoratus of Arles, founder of Lérins Monastery. Creative Commons Life He was of a consular Roman family, then settled in Gaul, and was well versed in the liberal arts. In his youth he renounced the worship of idols and gained his elder brother, Venantius, to Christ, whom he also inspired with a contempt of the [...]

Saint Adrian of Canterbury-January 9

Saint Adrian of Canterbury - Abbot Born in Africa, Adrian became abbot of the monastery at Nerida, near Naples. He declined an appointment as archbishop of Canterbury, but accompanied St. Theodore to England when the latter was appointed Archbishop. Theodore appointed him Abbot of SS. Peter and Paul Monastery (later changed to St. Augustine's) in Canterbury, and during his thirty-nine years' abbacy, the [...]

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. [...]

Hieromartyr Sergius Mechev, Priest

Commemoration date January, 6 (December, 29 old calendar) Hieromartyr Sergius Hieromartyr Sergius, son of the holy righteous Alexis, Moscow Priest, a graduate of the Moscow University, the faculty of History and Philology.  During World War I, volunteered as an orderly at the front.  In 1919, at the height of persecutions, he was ordained a priest.  [...]

This day in Orthodoxy

Orthodox Calendar Wednesday December 12, 2018 / November 29, 2018 29th Week after Pentecost. Tone three. Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Martyr Paramon and 370 Martyrs in Bithynia (250). Martyr Philumenus of Ancyra, and with him Martyrs Valerian and Phaedrus (274). Venerable Acacius of Mt. Latros, who is [...]

Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and companions.

24 November Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and companions. Reflection It may help a people who associate Vietnam only with a 20th-century war to realize that the cross has long been a part of the lives of the people of that country. Even as some people ask again the unanswered questions about United States involvement and disengagement, the [...]

Blessed Jacoba dei Settesoli

  Jacoba dei Settesoli was born in Rome and married into the noble Frangipani family. She was a young widow when she heard of the holy man, Francis of Assisi. Desiring to meet the penitent in order to seek his spiritual advice, she got her wish when Francis and his small band came to Rome to obtain [...]

Maroubra Well of the Lady Jacoba

The Hermitage of St Jacoba We took these Photos last Saturday Evening during the Liturgy for the Blessing of a Well, a concept of Celtic Christianity in that water is considered a Gateway to the Afterlife. Br. Andrew had decided to name the Well after the Lady Jocoba because she was a gender bender in [...]

September 11 2018

On this day also St. Paphnuti, the Bishop, died. He became a monk in the wilderness of St.Macarius. He schooled himself in asceticism and worship and lived a monastic life eating dry beans and fasted for days. He learned how to read and write and learned the doctrines of the church. He was ordained a [...]