Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Paul the Hermit, Confessor and First Hermit

Saint Paul the Hermit, Confessor and First Hermit: Missa “Justus ut palma florebit” Today is the feast of Saint Paul the Hermit, father of hermits, who had St. Jerome for his historian. Having become an orphan at the age of fifteen, he gave up his possessions and retired into a desert where a flourishing palm-tree, a…