Archive for June, 2007

Saint Francis was born Ascanio Caracciolo.  At 22, he was stricken with an ailment akin to leprosy, and made a vow that if he recover, he would devote his life to God’s service.  His recovery was of such speed as seemingly “miraculous”. John Augustine Adorno, a Genoese had envisioned an Order of Priests that would […]

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Little is known of Saint Erasmus, or Elmo, but he is regarded as the patron of sailors, and is considered one of the 14 Holy Helpers. He was a bishop of Formiae, in the Campangna. His relics were Formiae until the town was sacked in 842 by the Saracens, and they were moved to Gaeta. […]

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In AD 1010, King Sancho founded a monastery on his land of which his daughter, St. Tigrida, was made charge.  It was most likely a double-monastery, but the nuns are spoken of mostly. When it later fell into laxity, King Sancho was determined to restore discipline, and introduced the Cluniac reform.  To Ona was sent […]

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Actus Spei : Act of Hope

Domine Deus, spero per gratiam tuam remissionem omnium peccatorum, et post hanc vitam aeternam felicitatem me esse consecuturum: quia tu promisisti, qui es infinite potens, fidelis, benignus, et misericors. In hac spe vivere et mori statuo. Amen. O my God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon […]

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