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On May 30, 1862, Don Bosco narrated the following dream. It concerns the battles of the Church against many adversaries, the sufferings of the Pope and the final triumph through devotion to the Holy Eucharist and to Mary, Help of Christians.
The painting below, created by Matthew Brooks, is used with permission. It depicts one of the forty dreams of St. John Bosco. In it, two ships battled in a violent sea. Within this depiction is a stunning amount of symbolism.
Below are the Saints of the Day as reflected in the traditional calendar of the Roman Catholic Church.
Station at the Cemetery at Nymphas; this group of Persian martyrs, consisting of husband, wife, and two sons, were originally buried ad nymphas Catabassi. They came to Rome under the Emperor Claudius II and visited Christians cast into prison. The Mass for their feast is very ancient and in excellent liturgical form.
Taken from: Butler’s Lives of the Saints
St. Canute (died 1086), King of Denmark, by his zeal for the Faith made enemies who put him to death in the Church of St. Alban. Pope Benedict XV adorned his altar in the Church of St. Mary in Trastevere (Rome) with artistic candelabra.
(Source: Fr. Lasance, The New Roman Missal)
As a rule, whenever St. Peter has a feast day, St. Paul is, likewise, commemorated. Next week we will celebrate the Conversion of St. Paul on January 25. On that day we will also commemorate St. Peter. Later in the year, on June 29, we will again remember these two apostles with the Feast of the Saints Peter and Paul. Just as they were joined in life in the heroic work of our Lord, joined in receiving the crown of martyrdom on the same day, and joined in honor in heaven, it is tradition that the two Founders of the Roman Church can never be divide.
Taken From: Butler’s Lives of the Saints