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Dear Friends, Brother Xavier McGough and I spent most of our Mount Athos Pilgrimage of 1979 at the monastery of Simonos-Petra, a thriving community at that time, numbering about fifty monks, most of them young. I understand that today, forty years later, there are...
In 178, St. Valerian, one of the martyrs of Lyons and Vienne.
About 687, at Jumièges, St. Aichardus, abbot. He was educated at a monastery school at Poitiers, refused to live at court, and became a monk.
In 1510, St. Catherine of Genoa. She was born into a prominent family and received a good education. Her family forced her into a political marriage before she was 16. She was beautiful and intense; her... read more