Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Blessed Martyrs of Douai College

A group of 160 priests trained at the English College of Douai, in France. They were martyred in England and Wales during the century following the foundation of the famed college by Cardinal William Allen in 1568. All perished at … Continue reading

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Saint Magloire

Life Saint Magloire was born in the early 500s. His mother was a Welsh Princess, his father a Breton nobleman. From the age of 5 he studied at the monastery at Llantwit Major under the tutelage of St Illtud. After his ordination he … Continue reading

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James (Iakovos) the Apostle, brother of Our Lord

Saint James the Just, also called James Adelphos and James the Brother of Our Lord (died AD 62), was the first Bishop or Patriarch of Jerusalem. According to the Protoevangelion of James, James was the son of Joseph—along with the … Continue reading

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Saint John of Bridlington

John Twenge (Saint John of Bridlington, John Thwing, John of Thwing, John Thwing of Bridlington) (1319–1379) is an English saint of the 14th century. Life Born in 1320 in the village of Thwing on the Yorkshire Wolds, about nine miles … Continue reading

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Saint Philip Howard Earl of Arundel

Saint Philip Howard  (1557 – 1595) Philip Howard, son and heir of Thomas, fourth Duke of Norfolk, was born in the last year of the short reign of Mary Tudor 1557. A glittering future could be predicted for him; but … Continue reading

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Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke

The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke, was a native of Syrian Antioch, a companion of the holy Apostle Paul (Phil.1:24, 2 Tim. 4:10-11), and a physician enlightened in the Greek medical arts. Hearing about Christ, Luke arrived in Palestine and … Continue reading

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Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Bishop and Martyr Born 35 Province of Syria, Roman Empire Died 108 Rome, Roman Empire St. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, was the disciple of St. John. When Domitian persecuted the Church, St. Ignatius obtained peace for his own flock by … Continue reading

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