Today’s Saint: St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne

Cuthbert was born in North Northumbria in about the year 635 – the same year in which Aidan founded the monastery on Lindisfarne. He came from a well-to-do English family and like most boys of that class, he was placed with foster-parents for part of his childhood and taught the arts of war. We know…

Tuesday Lent IV: Statio ad St Laurentium in Damaso

May this holy season’s fasting procure us an increase of godly living and the unfailing succour of Thy mercy, Lord: through Our Lord… The Station today is in St. Lawrence’s in Damaso—a church built by Pope St. Damascus in honor of the martyred deacon. It was one of the first parish churches in Rome and was rebuilt in…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Tuesday Lent IV, Comm. St Cuthbert

Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent: Missa “Exáudi, Deus” The church of the collecta corresponds to the present Station Sancta Caterina dei Funari; at one time Sancta Maria domnæ rosæ was the residence of the Dean of the Lateran Schola, and in 1536 Pope Paul III granted it to St. Ignatius Loyola, who founded there…