The Dorchester Chaplains

Escanaba Dorchester rescue

The Four Chaplains: Lieutenant George Fox, Lieutenant Alexander D. Goode, Lieutenant Clark V. Poling, and Lieutenant John P. Washington

Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Escanaba rescues Dorchester survivors,by an unattributed Coast Guard artist. From Wikipedia.

O Lord Jesus Christ, whose hast taught us that a man hath no greater love than to lay down . . . → Read More: The Dorchester Chaplains

Saint Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden

Saint Anskar

We beseech thee, O Lord, to pour thy grace on all who go to other lands, publishing the word of salvation: That, following the patient labours of thy servant Anskar, who carried the message of thy Gospel beyond the sea, they may gather many believers into the fold of thy holy church; through the . . . → Read More: Saint Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden

On the Kalendar: Saint Agatha of Sicily, Martyr

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).

According to the Golden Legend, Agatha came from a noble family in either Catania or Palermo, and like so many other . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Saint Agatha of Sicily, Martyr

Saint Blaise (Blase or Blasius)

Saint Blase

O Almighty God, who didst give to thy servant Blaise boldness to confess the Name of our Saviour Jesus Christ before the rulers of this world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us, and to suffer . . . → Read More: Saint Blaise (Blase or Blasius)