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July 24 HOMEPAGE (updated; scroll down)
July 24 DAILY THOUGHTS Don't Do This & You're Toast!
July 24 The Path Everyone Must Walk (Introduction)
July 24 DAILY MARTYR St. Wulfhad & St. RUffin
July 23 DAILY THOUGHTS Stop That! Do This! 2
July 23 The CRISTEROS PART 2 The Fuse Gets Lit
July 23 St. Mary Magdalen
July 22 DAILY THOUGHTS Stop That! Do This! 1
July 21 DAILY THOUGHTS How to Get Things From God 2
July 21 The CRISTEROS PART 1 Trouble Brewing
July 19 DAILY THOUGHTS Carmel & Caramelization 2
July 18 Martyrdom of 16 Carmelites of Compiegne
July 18 Take a Tour and Learn about Mount Carmel
July 18 Miracles of Brown Scapular of Mt. Carmel
July 17 DAILY THOUGHTS Relevance of OL Mt Carmel
July 16 Consecration to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
July 15 DAILY THOUGHTS Thoughts of Carmel
July 14 DAILY THOUGHTS The Spirit of Martyrdom
July 13 DAILY THOUGHTS Heaven's Heroes
July 12 DAILY THOUGHTS The Pinnacle of Holiness
July 11 DAILY THOUGHTS Flopping prayers miss
July 10 DAILY THOUGHTS Giving Blood
July 9 DAILY THOUGHTS Want to be a martyr?
July 8 DAILY THOUGHTS It's Not Fair!
July 7 DAILY THOUGHTS Made in China
July 7 FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS FOR JULY
July 6 DAILY THOUGHTS It goes & comes around
THE DAILY HONOR ROLL OF MARTYRS FOR JULY 24th
FROM THE ROMAN MARTYROLOGY OF THE CHURCH
In the persecution under the Emperor Diocletian, at Tyro, a city which stood formerly on an island, in the lake of Bolsena in Tuscany, the holy Virgin and martyr St. Christina. She broke her father’s idols of gold and silver, and gave the pieces of gold and silver to the poor, whereupon he commanded her to be cruelly scourged and subjected to other most severe and frightening tortures. Finally, a great stone was tied about her neck, and she was cast into the lake, but an angel delivered her by drawing her out of the water. She then courageously endured still more bitter tortures under another judge, who took over from her father. Finally, after she had been shut up by the governor Julian in a burning furnace for five days without any injury, and after being cured of the sting of serpents, she ended her martyrdom by having her tongue cut out, and being lastly shot to death with arrows.
At Rome, in the Tiburtine Way, the holy martyr St. Vincent.
At San Vitturino (Amiterno), in Samnium (Abruzzo), eighty-three holy martyrs, all soldiers.
At Merida, in Spain, the holy soldier St. Victor, who, along with his two brothers St. Stercatius and St. Antinogenes, in the persecution under the Emperor Diocletian, by various torments consummated their martyrdom in the persecution of Diocletian.
In Lycia, the holy martyrs St. Nicetas and St. Aquilina, who were converted to Christ by the preaching of the blessed martyr St. Christopher. and received the palm of martyrdom by being beheaded.
Also the holy martyrs St. Meneus and St. Capiton.
At Sens, in the fourth century, the holy Confessor St. Ursicinus, bishop of that see.
JULY 24th : The Martyrs of the Day
ST. WULFHAD & ST. RUFFIN
Martyred in the Seventh Century, around 675
Wulfhad and Ruffin were two brothers, the sons of Wulfere, the King of Mercia (today’s central portion of England, also known today as “The Midlands”, and also including what is today called “Greater London”—being London and all its outlying suburbs).
Wulfere was the second brother and successor of King Peada. Having been privately baptized by St. Chad, bishop of Litchfield, about the year 670, Wulfhad and Ruffin were both slain whilst they were at their prayers by their father’s order, who, out of political views, at that time favored idolatry, though he afterwards did remarkable penance for this crime. Wulfere’s father, Peada, had persecuted the Christians; but his elder brother Penda had begun to establish the Faith in his dominions.
Florence of Worcester says, Wulfere was only baptized a little before his death, in 675, consequently after this murder; but Bede testifies that he was godfather to Edelwalch, king of the West-Saxons, almost twenty years before. But either he relapsed, (at least so far as to be for some time favorable to idolatry,) or this murder was contrived, by some Pagan courtiers, without his knowledge.
The queen, Emmelinda, mother of the two young princes, had their bodies buried at Stone, which place took its name from a great heap of stones which was raised over their tomb, according to the Saxon custom. She afterwards employed these stones in building a church upon the spot, which became very famous for bearing the names of these martyrs, who became patrons of the town, and of a priory of regular canons there.
The procurator of this house, in a journey to Rome, prevailed on the pope to enroll these two royal martyrs among the saints, and left the head of St. Wulfhad, which he had carried with him, in the church of St. Laurence at Viterbo. After this, Wulfere and his brother and successor Ethelred, abolished idolatry over all of Mercia.
POSTER #1 : WHERE ARE YOU GOING MY FRIEND?
POSTER #2 : DO YOU BELIEVE?
POSTER #3 : THE EFFECTS OF HOLY COMMUNION
POSTER #4 : RESPECT FOR THE HOLY EUCHARIST
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