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4. The Feast of the Holy Innocents

4. The Feast of the Holy Innocents

“When Herod realized that the wise men had deceived him, he flew into a rage and issued an order to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and the surrounding area who were two years old or less, in accordance with the information that he had obtained from the wise men.” (Matthew 2:16)

St Timothy, the student of St Paul (Acts 16:1-4)

St Timothy, the student of St Paul (Acts 16:1-4)

St Timothy was a younger co-worker and friend of St Paul. Two of the ‘Pastoral Epistles’ included in the New Testament, First and Second Timothy, are named after him. They contain personal advice from St Paul to the man he came to regard as his beloved and faithful son in the faith (1 Timothy 1:2; … Continue reading St Timothy, the student of St Paul (Acts 16:1-4)

The Martyrdom of St Stephen (Acts 6:1-8:3)

The Martyrdom of St Stephen (Acts 6:1-8:3)

The story of St Stephen’s martyrdom is found with the Acts of the Apostles. St Stephen was one of the Church’s first deacons and also, the first Christian to die for the faith. He helped to convert many new disciples, but his death also led to a great persecution of the Church. The Book of … Continue reading The Martyrdom of St Stephen (Acts 6:1-8:3)

The Holy Rosary for October

The Holy Rosary for October

The Rosary is a popular Catholic devotion to the Virgin Mary. It involves meditating on the life of Christ and his mother, as revealed in the New Testament, while reciting a series of prayers. Since the 7th of October is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, traditionally the month of October has been specially … Continue reading The Holy Rosary for October

<strong>The Preaching of St John the Baptist (Matthew 3:1-12)</strong>

The Preaching of St John the Baptist (Matthew 3:1-12)

Shortly before Christ began teaching in public, St John received God’s call while living in the desert. After this, he began to preach in the country near the River Jordan. St John told the people to repent of their sins, to be charitable, and to prepare for the coming of Christ. His mission is described … Continue reading The Preaching of St John the Baptist (Matthew 3:1-12)