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St Hyacinth, Confessor

Hyacinth was a Pole, born of noble Christian parents at the villa of Kamin in the Bishoprick of Breslau. He was enrolled among the canons of Krakow and excelled them all in his singularly devout way of life and in his learning. At Rome, he was received into the Order of Preachers by its founder, St. Dominic ; and to the end of his days, his virginity intact, he held to the perfect rule of life which he had learned from St. Dominic. He was sent back

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St Joachim, Father of the BVM

Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of Mary the mother of Jesus, according to Catholic tradition. The story of Joachim and Anne first appears in the apocryphal Gospel of James.

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The Feast of the Assumption

The commemoration of the death of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the Dormition, or falling asleep, as it was known in the East) is known as the Assumption because of the tradition that her body did not decay but that she was raised up, body and soul, into heaven. This tradition was already present in the sixth century; by the beginning of the twentieth century it was widespread; and after consulting the views of bishops all over the world, the Pope formally

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St Eusebius, Confessor

At Rome, the birthday of the blessed priest Eusebius, who for the defense of the Catholic faith was shut up in a room of his own house by the Arian emperor Constantius, where constantly persevering in prayer for seven months, he rested in peace. His body was removed by the priests Gregory and Orosius, and buried in the cemetery of Callistus, on the Appian road.  

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Ss Hippolytus & Cassian, Martyrs

Hippolytus was a priest and a learned man, the most important writer of the Church at Rome in the early third century. He strongly attacked the popes of the time and was set up as a rival Pope to St Callistus. Some time later, in Maximin’s persecution he was sent to labour in the quarries of Sardinia and there met and was reconciled with the then Pope, Pontian. Cassian, or Saint Cassian of Imola, or Cassius was a Christian saint of the 4th century.

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