Feast of St Benedict of Nursia
ONE NIGHT I heard in my sleep a voice saying to me: “It is well that you fast, soon you will go to your own country [back to Britain from Ireland].” And again, after a short while, I heard a voice saying to me: “See, your ship is ready.” And it was not near, but at a distance of perhaps two hundred miles,...
Feast of St Gerasimus the Righteous of Jordan
I AM PATRICK, a sinner, most unlearned, the least of all the faithful, and utterly despised by many. My father was Calpornius, a deacon, son of Potitus, a priest, of the village Bannavem Taburniae; he had a country seat nearby, and there I was taken captive.
I was then about sixteen years of age. I did not know the true God. I...
Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia
I DO NOT trust myself as long as I am in this body of death, for strong is he who daily strives to turn me away from the faith and the purity of true religion to which I have devoted myself to the end of my life to Christ my Lord. But the hostile flesh is ever dragging us unto death,...
Feast of St Hermas the Apostle of the 70
BECAUSE there is no other God, nor ever was, nor will be, than God the Father unbegotten,
Without beginning, from whom is all beginning,
The Lord of the universe, as we have been taught;
And His Son Jesus Christ,
Whom we declare to have always been with the Father,
Spiritually and ineffably begotten by the Father
Before the beginning of the world, before all beginning;
Feast of St. Patrick
WHEN I pulled out my copy of St. Patrick’s works (Ancient Christian Writers by Paulist Press, available at Eighth Day Books) to begin preparing for this evening’s Feast of St. Patrick, I found an assignment I wrote back in 1998 for Dr. Anthony Gythiel’s class on the Middle Ages. In each class that he taught, he required students to read three books and to write a...
Feast of the Holy Martyrs Eutropius, Cleonicus & Basiliscus
IT'S HARD to believe we're in our eighth year of operations. I actually didn't believe it when I started doing the math earlier this year. But now I have proof with our Feast of St Patrick, an event we've faithfully organized every year since our inception.
We'll be celebrating our eighth Feast of St Patrick in just a little over a...