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St Mark, Evangelist
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He was a cousin of Barnabas and accompanied the apostle Paul on his first missionary journey; later he followed him to Rome. He was a disciple of Peter, and his gospel is told from Peter’s point of view. He is credited with founding the Church in Alexandria. His body was stolen from Alexandria in 828 (though some say that the wrong bones were stolen) and taken to Venice, which adopted him as its patron saint.      

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St George, Martyr and Patron of England
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He was martyred at Lydda (now in Israel) in about 303, during the persecution of Diocletian. Like so many saints of that period, the only fact that we can be certain of is his martyrdom. His cult spread quickly through both the East and the West, and the legend of St George and the Dragon only appeared some time afterwards. During the crusades, George was seen to personify the ideals of Christian chivalry, and he was adopted as the patron saint of

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St Caius, Pope and Martyr
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Pope Caius also called Gaius, was the Bishop of Rome from 17 December 283 to his death in 296. Christian tradition makes him a native of the Dalmatian city of Salona, today Solin near Split, the son of a man also named Caius, and a member of a noble family related to the Emperor Diocletian. He was Illyrian. Little information on Caius is available except that given by the Liber Pontificalis, which relies on a legendary account of the martyrdom of

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Good Friday Passion – ICKSP – Florence
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Video footage of the Liturgy of the Passion which took place in the presence of Cardinal Burke at Chiesa Gesu e Maria al Corso can be viewed by clicking on the image below (Facebook):

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Low Sunday – Newsletter – 23rd April 2017

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