Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Simon Stock, Confessor

St Simon Stock, Confessor; Comm. St Ubaldus Baldassini, : Missa “Os justi“ Although little is known about Simon Stock’s early life, legend has it that the name Stock, meaning “tree trunk,” derives from the fact that, beginning at age twelve, he lived as a hermit in a hollow tree trunk of an oak tree. It is…

Today’s Saints: St Jean Baptiste Marie Vianney, Confessor

St John Baptiste Vianney, affectionately called the “Curé of Ars,” is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of parish priests. If you travel chances are you will find a parish named after John Vianney (1786-1859) in almost every diocese in the world. He was a champion of the poor as a Third Order Franciscan and a…