Wednesday, September 01, 2004

The Feast of St. Beatrice da Silva, Virgin and Foundress
is today. There is information on her here.
It is also the feast of St. Giles, Abbot, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, and of several Biblical personages- Joshua, Gideon, Abigail, and Anna the Prophetess.

Doubtless there have been many widows in Israel, serving God in fastings and prayers, like Anna; but she only is mentioned in Scripture, as being in a situation to glorify the Lord Jesus. She spoke of the Infant Saviour "to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem."

Venerable John Henry Newman, C.O., Parochial and Plain Sermons


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