Feast of St Matthias the Apostle and Memorials of the Saints – 14 May

St Matthias the Apostle (Feast)
St Matthias!

St Ampelio
St Boniface of Ferentino
St Boniface of Tarsus
St Carthage the Younger
St Corona the Martyr
St Costanzo of Capri
St Costanzo of Vercelli
Bl Diego of Narbonne
St Dyfan
St Engelmer
St Erembert of Toulouse
St Felice of Aquileia
St Fortunatus of Aquileia
St Gal of Clermont-Ferrand
Blessed Giles of Santarem OP (1185-1265)
St Henedina of Sardinia
St Justa of Sardinia
St Justina of Sardinia
St Maria Domenica Mazzarello
St Maximus
St Michel Garicoïts (1797-1863)
St Pons of Pradleves
St Pontius of Cimiez
St Tuto of Regensburg
St Victor the Martyr

Martyrs of Seoul – 5 Beata: A group of lay people martyred together in the apostolic vicariate of Korea.
• Petrus Choe Pil-je
• Lucia Yun Un-hye
• Candida Jeong Bok-hye
• Thaddeus Jeong In-hyeok
• Carolus Jeong Cheol-sang
14 May 1801 at the Small West Gate, Seoul, South Korea – Beatified: 15 August 2014 by Pope Francis



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4 thoughts on “Feast of St Matthias the Apostle and Memorials of the Saints – 14 May

  1. IT’S ANNIE TIME! Father talked about St Boniface in today’s Latin Mass before Adoration. Another great Saint. Saints a plenty is what we got

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      1. Yes, a lightly attended Latin Mass which I am learning (because I sit up front and turn my hearing aid way up. shh) Adoration follows and runs from 10:00-17:00. We are not getting the minimum of 2 adorers So after Mass at 09:00 I stay for 4 hours until 14:00. I am mentally exhausted after 5 hours before the Sacred Host. This week I tried a different strategy and I think I will do that routine next week as well.Hr.1 Since Thursday is also my Passion Day. I read my Dailies, prayed the rosary with my Passion Mysteries( Body and Blood,Good Shepherd, Bread of Life, Faithful Servant, Prayer for Unity); Hr.2 An exercise from St Alphonso’s Adoration Book and go to the Alter and looking steadily at the Host I pray to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts and pause frequently listen in silence. Hr.3 After I leave the Altar I say Sacred Heart prayers and litanies from my prayer book, prayers] for departed grandparents parents from Sylvia’s family as well as my own, for all of faithful departed, and my now spinning out of control I review the past hours and offer much praise, thanksgiving, and you my love. Sometimes I get the hymnal and sing silently,very silently. By the way in our St Micheal’s Hymnal there is an Appalachian mountain song called I Wonder As I Wander,how about that?
        Sorry this so long as I know you are busy. It’s your fault I love you so much that I really have a hard time when I almost feel I could reach out and, almost,touch you.Amen So it is and so may it be.

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      2. 4 hours is a long time, though a beautiful time. I am surprised you don’t fall asleep Hughie. It is an habitual problem of long hours of adoration – sleeping I mean, though, I think it is not a problem but the sleep of peace.
        Still you have worked out a wonderful prayer roster for your time with the Lord and I am sure you receive much solace and comfort from Him and He too, is always consoled by our efforts to be with Him.
        You must offer gratitude next week too for this great grace, whilst the rest of us suffer with nothing at all.
        God love you as I do dearest.


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