St. Clement, Bishop of Rome – (also called Clemens Romanus to distinguish him from Clement of Alexandria) was the third in succession after the Apostle Peter as bishop of Rome. Clement is known mainly for the letter he wrote to the Corinthians in about AD 96. He is counted among the apostolic fathers. His...
Although Cecilia is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs, the familiar stories about her are apparently not founded on authentic material. There is no trace of honor being paid her in early times. A fragmentary inscription of the late fourth century refers to a church named after her, and her feast...
Tuesday at Lauds – Short Lesson – You are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. ~ Thessalonians 5: 5-6
Monday at Lauds – Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name! For the LORD is good; his mercy endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. ~Psalm 100: 3,4
Christ the King – Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. ~Image: St. Augustine’s House processional cross with Christus Rex.
Saturday at Terce – Great is your mercy, O LORD; give me life according to your justice. ~Psalm 119: 156
Friday at Lauds – Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me, in your righteousness. ~Psalm 143: 1
November 17 – St. Elizabeth of Thuringia, Princess of Hungary – T.O.S.F. – (Third Order Franciscan) – (German: Heilige Elisabeth von Thüringen, Hungarian: Árpád-házi Szent Erzsébet, July 7, 1207 – November 17, 1231) was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary. She was the daughter of Andrew II of Hungary and Gertrude of Merania,...
Wednesday at Lauds – The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. ~Psalm 97: 5
Vespers – My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his handmaid. ~Magnificat