Friday After the Octave of the Ascension

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Friday After the Octave of the Ascension

Dom Prosper Guéranger, 1909

The Octave is over; the mystery of the glorious Ascension is completed ; and our Jesus is never again to be seen upon this earth, until He come to judge the living and the dead. We are to see Him only by faith; we are to approach Him, only by love. Such is our probation; and if we go well through it, we shall, at last, be permitted to enter within the Veil, as a reward for our faith and love. Continue reading

Saint Rita of Cascia

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Saint Rita of Cascia

Widow
(† 1456)

Saint Rita was born in Italy in the late 14th century, near the little city of Cascia, of parents who though advancing in age had no children; she was the fruit of their pious prayers. At the age of twelve she resolved to consecrate herself to God by the vow of chastity, but her parents required her to marry. She obeyed; and God, who perhaps wished her to serve as an example for those having to bear with violent spouses, permitted that she be joined to a man of ferocious character, who terrified the region where he lived.
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