Many thanks for your kind words and condolences

Charlotte Hawtin and her husband at Afternoon Tea, at the 2014 Garden Party

Charlotte Hawtin and her husband at Afternoon Tea, at the 2014 Garden Party

We should like to express our heartfelt thanks for your messages of sympathy and the kindness you have shown following the death of our beloved Charlotte.

The large numbers who attended both the reception at the Lemon Funeral Home and her . . . → Read More: Many thanks for your kind words and condolences

Saint Vincent, Spanish Deacon and Martyr

Vicente de Zaragoza (School of Francisco Ribalta) XVII century

Vincent of Saragossa in Prison, School of Francisco Ribalta, 17th century. From Wikipedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst strengthen thy blessed Martyr Vincent with the virtue of constancy in faith and truth: Grant us in like manner for love of the to despise the prosperity of this world, and to fear non . . . → Read More: Saint Vincent, Spanish Deacon and Martyr

An eloquent saint who ticked off an empress

Fr Hawtin

The Feast of Saint John Chrysostom, one of my favorite saints, takes place on Monday, January 27th. Saint John, who lived from AD 349 to AD 407, was an important Early Church Father and Archbishop of Constantinople.

He was not only a theologian, but one of the most eloquent preachers to have graced the Church. . . . → Read More: An eloquent saint who ticked off an empress

On the Kalendar: Saint Sebastian

January from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“January”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

Everyone knows about Saint Sebastian, right? The young man who was martyred by being shot full of arrows, right? There are . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Saint Sebastian

Saint Fabian, Bishop of Rome and Martyr

Saint Fabian

Saint Fabian, by Giovanni di Paolo (c. 1403–1482). From Wikipedia.

We beseech thee, O Lord, to grant us after the example of Saint Fabian, thy martyr, constancy in thy faith and truth; that, being grounded in divine love, we may be moved from its perfection by no temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . . . → Read More: Saint Fabian, Bishop of Rome and Martyr

Saint Sebastian

St Sebastian Tended by St Irene

St Sebastian Tended by St Irene, by Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588–1629). From Wikipedia.

O God, fill us with that spirit of courage which gave thy martyr Sebastian strength to offer his life in faithful witness; and help us to learn from him to cherish thy law and to obey thee rather than men; . . . → Read More: Saint Sebastian

Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, Lee-Jackson Day, 19 January 2020

Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, Lee-Jackson Day

The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God by Lt Col John Zebelean in memory of General Robert E. Lee.

Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, Lee-Jackson Day, 19 January 2020. The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God by Lt Col JOhn Zebelean in memory . . . → Read More: Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, Lee-Jackson Day, 19 January 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Martin Luther King memorial Westminster Abbey

For a Civl Rights Worker

Martin Luther King memorial, sculpted by Tim Crawley, installed in 1998 over the west entrance of Westminster Abbey. From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, father of all mercies: We bless thy name for those who work to make justice a reality for all of thy children, especially thy servant Martin. . . . → Read More: Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Saint Antony of Egypt, Abbot

The Torment Of Saint Anthony (Michelangelo)

The Torment Of Saint Anthony, a copy by the young Michelangelo (1476–1564) after an engraving by Martin Schongauer (c. 1445–1491). From Wikipedia.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst to thy disciples, Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect: Give us grace so to follow thy blessed Saint Antony in the . . . → Read More: Saint Antony of Egypt, Abbot

Saint Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers and Doctor

Hilary of Poitiers

The Ordination of Hilary of Poitiers, from a 14th century Lives of the Saints, by Richard de Montbaston and others. From Wikipedia.

O God, who hast enlightened thy Church by the teaching of thy servant Saint Hilary: Enrich it evermore, we beseech the, with thy heavenly grace, and raise up faithful witnesses, who . . . → Read More: Saint Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers and Doctor