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Saint Tarcisius

Saint Tarcisius

This poem was written on the catacombs in Rome by Pope St. Damascus (366-383) commemorating the martyrdom of St. Tarcisius: “When a wicked group of fanatics flung themselves on Tarcisius who was carrying the Eucharist, wanting to profane the Sacrament, the boy preferred to give up his life rather than yield up the Body of Christ to those […]

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Saint Andrew

Saint Andrew

Saint Andrew was the brother of Saint Peter and was personally called by Jesus to join Jesus’ ministry on earth. Andrew was also a disciple of John the Baptist. Although there is precious little about Saint Andrew in the historical accountings of that day, we know that when Jesus called Andrew and Peter to be […]

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Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia

While there are many fables about Saint Cecilia, here is what is recognized as the truth: Cecilia was born, lived and died in the third century. She loved to sing. She was one saint who believed that music was integral to the liturgy. Cecilia was engaged to a Roman named Valerian. He was martyred, however, […]

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