Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. William of Vercelli, Abbot

S. William of Vercelli, Abbot; Comm. the Octave of the Nativity of St John the Baptist: Missa “Os justi” St. William was born in 1085 at Vercelli in the Piedmont region of Italy of noble and wealthy parents. When he was still very young, he determined to renounce the world and become a hermit. He…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. John Gualbert, Abbot

S. John Gualbert, Abbot; Comm. SS Nabor & Felix, Martyrs: Missa “Os justi” Born in Florence, Italy, around the year 993, John was born into a noble family, and led a predictably frivolous life as a youth, being concerned only with the pursuit of vain amusements and romantic intrigues. However, when he was still a…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. John Gualbert, Abbot

S. John Gualbert, Abbot; Comm. SS Nabor & Felix, Martyrs: Missa “Os justi” Born in Florence, Italy, around the year 993, John was born into a noble family, and led a predictably frivolous life as a youth, being concerned only with the pursuit of vain amusements and romantic intrigues. However, when he was still a…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. William of Vercelli, Abbot

S. William of Vercelli, Abbot; Comm. the Octave of the Nativity of St John the Baptist: Missa “Os justi” St. William was born in 1085 at Vercelli in the Piedmont region of Italy of noble and wealthy parents. When he was still very young, he determined to renounce the world and become a hermit. He…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Benedict Biscop, Abbot

S. Benedict Biscop, Abbot; Comm. the Octave of S. Cuthman, Hermit & Confessor: Missa “Os justi” St Benedict Biscop (628-690) was a Northumbrian nobleman who embraced Christianity in the seventh century. Very well connected at the English Court, he used his influence and his wealth to promote Christian learning in the North East. A follower…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Benedict Biscop, Abbot

S. Benedict Biscop, Abbot; Comm. the Octave of S. Cuthman, Hermit & Confessor: Missa “Os justi” St Benedict Biscop (628-690) was a Northumbrian nobleman who embraced Christianity in the seventh century. Very well connected at the English Court, he used his influence and his wealth to promote Christian learning in the North East. A follower…