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The Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord, the final day of the Christmas Novena to the Divine Infant and Memorials of the Saints – 24 December

The Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord
Midnight Mass is the first liturgy of Christmastide which is celebrated on the night of Christmas Eve, traditionally beginning at midnight when Christmas Eve gives way to Christmas Day. This popular Christmas custom is a jubilant celebration of the Mass in honour of the Nativity of Jesus Christ.

Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote a commentary on these words and explained in his Summa Theologiae, “And from this ,the Mass derives its name … the deacon on festival days ‘dismisses’ the people at the end of the Mass, by saying: ‘Ite, missa est,’ that is, the Victim [Jesus] has been sent to God through the Angel, so that it may be accepted by God.

Christmas Novena to the Divine Infant, Day Nine

All the Holy Ancestors of Christ – A commemoration of all the holy ancestors of Jesus Christ.

St Adam the Patriarch
St Adela of Pfalzel
Bl Alberic of Gladbach
Bl Brocard of Strasbourg
St Bruno of Ottobeuren
St Caran of Scotland
St Delphinus of Bordeaux

St Euthymius of Nicomedia
St Eve the Matriarch
Bl Francesco dei Maleficii
St Gregory of Spoleto

St Hanno of Worms OSB (Died 978) Benedictine Monk, Bishop of Worms from 950 until his death.

St Irmina of Oehren (Died c 716) Virgin Princess, Nun, Abbess, Founder and Co-founder of 2 Monasteries, benefactress of St Willibrord, the great Missionary Saint of Germany. The Roman Martyrology states: “In Trier in Austrasia, in Germany, Saint Irmina, Abbess of the Monastery of Öhren, who, a virgin consecrated to God, gave Saint Willibrord a small Monastery she founded in her villa in Echternach and was a generous giver of her goods.
Her Life:

St Mochua of Timahoe

Bl Peter de Solanes
St Trasilla (Sixth Century) Virgin, Aunt of Saint Pope Gregory the Great (540-604)
Bl Venerandus of Clermont

Blessed Mercedarian Brothers:

  • Blessed Dionysius Roneo
  • Blessed Philip Claro
  • Blessed Giulio Pons
  • Blessed Peter of Valladolid

Blessed Mercedarian Sisters:

  • Blessed Anna Maria Prieto
  • Blessed Anna de Arrano
  • Blessed Orsola de Larisgoizia
  • Blessed Maguna Mary
  • Blessed Margaret
  • Blessed Mary of the Assumption Sarria

Martyred Maidens of Antioch – 40 Saints: A group of forty Virgins Martyred in the persecutions of Decius. None of their names have come down to us. They were martyred in 250 in Antioch, Syria.

Martyrs of Tripoli – 6 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred together, date unknown. The only details that have survived are six of the names – Drusus, Lucian, Metrobius, Paul, Theotimus and Zenobius. They were martyred in Tripoli, Libya.



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