Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr

St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr; Commemoration of the Vigil of St James the Great, Apostle: Missa “Me expectaverunt” Sussex was the last of the seven Saxon kingdoms to become officially Christian and east Sussex remained pagan longest of all. St Wilfrid of York, the Apostle of the South Saxons (ie the people of Sussex) several times experienced…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr

St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr; Commemoration of the Vigil of St James the Great, Apostle: Missa “Me expectaverunt” Sussex was the last of the seven Saxon kingdoms to become officially Christian and east Sussex remained pagan longest of all. St Wilfrid of York, the Apostle of the South Saxons (ie the people of Sussex) several times experienced…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr

St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr; Commemoration of the Vigil of St James the Great, Apostle: Missa “Me expectaverunt” Sussex was the last of the seven Saxon kingdoms to become officially Christian and east Sussex remained pagan longest of all. St Wilfrid of York, the Apostle of the South Saxons (ie the people of Sussex) several times experienced…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr

St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr; Commemoration of the Vigil of St James the Great, Apostle: Missa “Me expectaverunt” Sussex was the last of the seven Saxon kingdoms to become officially Christian and east Sussex remained pagan longest of all. St Wilfrid of York, the Apostle of the South Saxons (ie the people of Sussex) several times experienced…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr

St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr; Commemoration of Sunday X Post Pentecost & the Vigil of St James the Great, Apostle: Missa “Me expectaverunt” Sussex was the last of the seven Saxon kingdoms to become officially Christian and east Sussex remained pagan longest of all. St Wilfrid of York, the Apostle of the South Saxons (ie the people…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr

St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr: Missa “Me expectaverunt” Sussex was the last of the seven Saxon kingdoms to become officially Christian and east Sussex remained pagan longest of all. St Wilfrid of York, the Apostle of the South Saxons (ie the people of Sussex) several times experienced their extreme ferocity. There is no early evidence to support…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Walburga the Myrrh-Streaming, Abbess

St. Walburga the Myrrh-Streaming, Abbess: Missa “Dilexísti justítiam” Walburga was born in Devonshire, England of a family of the local aristocracy. She was the daughter of St.Richard the Pilgrim, one of the under-kings of the West Saxons, and of Winna, sister of St. Boniface, Apostle of Germany, and had two brothers, St. Willibald and St. Winibald….

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Oswald, King & Martyr

St Oswald, King & Martyr; Com. Vigil of St Lawrence & Com. St Romanus: Missa “In Virtute Tua” Beginning in the year 449, the pagan Germanic peoples known as the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes invaded Britain and drove the native Britons, a Christian Celtic people, north and west into Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Cornwall. They…

Today’s Saint: St Lewinna of Sussex, Virgin Martyr

Saint Lewinna was martyred in the late seventh century. The following is an account of the little we know of her. Model of purity and devotion, Virgin consecrated to Christ, your heavenly Spouse, You lived according to the law of the Holy Gospel When you were done to death by the pagan Saxons. Holy Lewinna,…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr

St Lewinna, Virgin Martyr: Missa “Me expectaverunt“ Sussex was the last of the seven Saxon kingdoms to become officially Christian and east Sussex remained pagan longest of all. St Wilfrid of York, the Apostle of the South Saxons (ie the people of Sussex) several times experienced their extreme ferocity. There is no early evidence to support…

Today’s Saint: St Swithun

St Swithin’s day if thou dost rain For forty days it will remain St Swithun’s day if thou be fair For forty days ’twill rain na mair Traditional rhyme Saint Swithin Swithun (or Swithin, Old English: Swīþhūn; died c. 862) was a Saxon bishop. He was born in the kingdom of Wessex and educated in its…