Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Edmund Rich

St. Edmund Rich of Canterbury, Confessor Bishop; Com. Dominica XXIII Post Pentecosten: Missa “Gaudeamus“ Popular Archbishop of Canterbury who battled for discipline and justice, also called Edmund of Abingdon. Born in Abingdon, on November 30, 1180. he studied at Oxford, England, and in Paris, France. He taught art and mathematics at Oxford and was ordained….

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Alphege, Bishop Martyr

St Alphege, Bishop Martyr: Missa “Protexisti” [Transferred] Ælfheah, officially remembered by the name Alphege within some churches, and also called Elphege, Alfege, or Godwine, was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Winchester, later Archbishop of Canterbury. Archbishop and “the First Martyr of Canterbury.” He was born in 953 and became a monk in the Deerhurst Monastery in Gloucester,…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity

[Transferred] Mass of the Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity: Missa “Dum medio silentium” Due to the feast of St Thomas a Becket yesterday (Sunday) this Mass was transferred to today. This is the only day within the Christmas Octave which is not a Saint’s Feast. During the Octaves of the Epiphany, Easter and Pentecost,…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Thomas a Becket of Canterbury, Martyr

St Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr; Within the Octave of the Nativity: Missa “Gaudeámus omnes” Saint Thomas a Becket, son of an English nobleman, Gilbert Becket, was born on the day consecrated to the memory of Saint Thomas the Apostle, December 21, 1117, in Southwark, England. He was endowed by both nature and grace…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Edmund Rich

St. Edmund Rich of Canterbury, Confessor Bishop: Missa “Gaudeamus“ Popular Archbishop of Canterbury who battled for discipline and justice, also called Edmund of Abingdon. Born in Abingdon, on November 30, 1180. he studied at Oxford, England, and in Paris, France. He taught art and mathematics at Oxford and was ordained. He spent eight years teaching…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Alphege, Bishop Martyr

St Alphege, Bishop Martyr: Missa “Protexisti” Ælfheah, officially remembered by the name Alphege within some churches, and also called Elphege, Alfege, or Godwine, was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Winchester, later Archbishop of Canterbury. Archbishop and “the First Martyr of Canterbury.” He was born in 953 and became a monk in the Deerhurst Monastery in Gloucester, England,…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Edmund Rich

St. Edmund Rich of Canterbury, Confessor Bishop; Com. Oct. S. Martin of Tours: Missa “Gaudeamus“ Popular Archbishop of Canterbury who battled for discipline and justice, also called Edmund of Abingdon. Born in Abingdon, on November 30, 1180. he studied at Oxford, England, and in Paris, France. He taught art and mathematics at Oxford and was…

Today’s Saint: St Alphege, Bishop & Martyr

St. Alphege (AD 953-1012) Prior of Glastonbury Abbot of Bath Bishop of Winchester Archbishop of Canterbury Born: AD 953 at Weston, Somerset Died: 19th April 1012 at Greenwich, Surrey St. Alphege, or more properly Aelfheah, was, traditionally, born of a noble family in Weston near Bath (Somerset), about the year AD 953. While he was still very young, he renounced the World…