Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Saturday Lent II

Saturday Lent II: Missa “Lex Domini” The Station at Sts. Marcellinus and Peter is in the basilica founded by St. Helen on the Via Lavicana, where were buried the bodies of St. Marcellinus, priest, and St. Peter, exorcist, martyred at Rome during the Diocletian persecution. Their names are mentioned in the Canon of the Mass. This church…

Today’s Saint; S. Aelred of Rievaulx

S. Aelred of Rievaulx, Abbot Saint Aelred of Rievaulx, Aelred also spelled Ailred, Aethelred, or Ethelred, (born c. 1110, Hexham, Northumberland, Eng.—died Jan. 12, 1167, Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire), writer, historian, and outstanding Cistercian abbot who influenced monasticism in medieval England, Scotland, and France. His feast day is celebrated by the Cistercians on February 3. Of noble…