“The Month of the Blessed Trinity”
St Ignatius of Antioch (c 35 – 107) Martyr, Bishop of Antioch, Apostolic Father of the Church.
His Feast Day is today (General Roman Calendar, 12th century–1969, when it was moved to 17 October).
His Life and Death:
The Baptism of St Louis de Montfort / Eve of the Purification of Our Lady, Paris (1673): 1 February
St Brigid of Ireland/Kildare (c 453-523) Virgin, Abbess, Apostle of Charity and foundress of several monasteries of nuns, including that of Kildare in Ireland.
St Brigid’ Story:
Blessed Andrew of Segni OFM (1240-1302) Priest and Friar of the the Order of Friars Minor, Hermit, Spiritual teacher, Mystic, Miracle-worker and Exorcist. Patron against demonic possession. Beatified on 11 December 1724 by Pope Innocent XIII.
Blessed Andrew’s Life:
Bl Anthony Manzoni
St Autbert of Landevenec
St Brigid of Fiesole
St Cecilius of Granada
St Cinnia of Ulster
St Clarus of Seligenstadt
St Darlaugdach of Kildare
St Henry Morse
Bl John of the Grating
St Paul of Trois-Châteaux
St Raymond of Fitero
Blessed Reginald of Orléans OP (c 1180 – 1220) Priest and Friar of the Order of Preachers, Canon Lawyer, renowned Preacher. He was Beatified in 1875 by Pope Pius IX.
St Severus of Avranches
St Severus of Ravenna
St Sigebert III of Austrasia (c 630-656) King, Married and father of St Dagobert II. His body was incorrupt until it was attacked by the marauders during the French Revolution.
St Tryphon of Lampsacus
St Ursus of Aosta
4 thoughts on “St Ignatius of Antioch (c 35 – 107) Martyr, St Brigid of Ireland, Virgin, The Baptism of St Louis de Montfort / Eve of the Purification of Our Lady, Paris (1673) and Memorials of the Saints – 1 February”
The parish of St Brigid of Kildare was my first parish as pastor, in Montreal. Although a French parish, I made it a point to celebrate her feast day with the Irish community as well as with members of Irish-Anglican community and with the neighbouring orthodox community … a real oecumenical gathering, praying together in both French and English. Alas, the parish is now closed due to lack of parishioners (in the midst of the spreading Gay village).
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Gosh Fr what a sad result of your good intention.
Is the gay village to blame or the awful avalanche of decay of the life signs of the Church, since the ecumenical VII?
And is the gay village also not a cause and a result, of exactly the same thing?
As Pope Pius V said “All the evils of the world are due to BAD Catholics.”
We must take the world as it is, and unfortunately for us, we live in a very permissive society. Who’s to blame? We all are, I guess.
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And must we not fight against the evil around us? Constantly, both by our lives and by words? For as you say – who is to blame – ALL of us as St Pius V said.