Today, a fast day, marks the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words “Turn away from Sin, and be faithful to the Gosepl”. Mass at 10am and 7pm.
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Christopher Magallanes (July 30, 1869 – May 25, 1927). Martyr and saint, killed without trial during the Cristero War after the trumped up charge of inciting rebellion.
Bede the Venerable (673-735). Born near the monastery at Wearmouth, he received his education from St. Benedict Biscop. He joined the monastery and spent his time teaching and writing both theological and historical works. He upheld the traditions of the Fathers of the Church, and explained the Scriptures.
Gregory VII, pope (1028-1085). Born Hildebrand in Tuscany, after a Roman education, he became a monk of great assistance to the popes who were working to reform the Church. He himself was elected to that office in 1073 and was greatly opposed by Emperor Henry IV. He fled to Salerno, where he eventually died. Picture: Pope […]