St. Callistus. Tradition has it that he was a slave who, when he obtained his freedom, was made a deacon by Pope Zephyrinus whom he succeeded. He fought against the heresies of Modalism and Adoptionism, and was martyred in 222 and buried on the Via Aurelia.
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James. Known as James the Greater, he was born at Bethsaida, the son of Zebedee and the brother of the apostle, John. He left his fisherman’s trade to follow the Master, and was killed by King Herod about 42 A.D. He is especially venerated in Compostella, where there is a basilica dedicated in his honour, […]
Martha. Sister of Mary and Lazarus, Jesus’ friends. She complained bitterly that Mary was leaving her to do all the serving and running about, and Jesus quietly reminded her that Mary had chosen the better part – to just sit and listen to what he had to say –“Martha, Martha, you worry and fret about […]