Episode 159 debuts on December 26, at 8:00 PM Eastern. Rebroadcasts will take place according to the Crusade Channel programming schedule (note: all times listed are Central time). The topic is Martyrs ‘Round the Creche. My guest is Sister Maria Philomena, M.I.C.M., director of the Saint Augustine Institute of Wisdom.
Listen now! (still pending)
- From Chapter 12 of Bread of Life, “The Road to Martyrdom” — by Father Leonard Feeney at catholicism.org. You can purchase the book at store.catholicism.org.
- December 26: Saint Stephen — Acts, chapter 7 (his speech); Saint Stephen (36), brief entry at catholicism.org; Saint Stephen’s Great Speech, by BAM at catholicism.org; Saint Stephen’s Relics Discovered, at catholicism.org; Feast of St. Stephen the Deacon, at fisheaters.org; Good King Wenceslas (performed by the Irish Rovers);
- December 27: Saint John the Apostle — Saint John (100 A.D.), brief entry at catholicism.org; The Beloved Disciple, by the MICM at catholicism.org; Saint John Before the Latin Gate, at catholicism.org; Feast of Saint John, at fisheaters.org (gives recipe for “Saint John’s Love”)
- December 28: The Holy Innocents — The Holy Innocents (1 A.D.), brief entry at catholicism.org; Merry Childermas!, by BAM at catholicism.org; Feast of the Holy Innocents (Childermas), at fisheaters.org; Coventry Carol at King’s College Cambridge (YouTube)
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Olaus Ouisconsinensis said:
Thank you for this post, Bro. Andre Marie. I look forward to the recording when it’s ready.
In your list of martyrs, it looks like you’re omitting an oft-neglected martyr who is commemorated on Christmas Day itself: St. Anastasia. If I may be excused the plug, I just published two posts about her commemoration on Christmas (https://driftlesscatholic.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/commemorating-the-resurrection-on-christmas/) and her station church on Rome’s Palatine Hill (https://driftlesscatholic.wordpress.com/2018/12/31/christmas-on-the-palatine/).
God bless, and enjoy the remaining days of the Christmas Octave!
Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. said:
True, we did not mention her. She is commemorated in the second Mass of Christmas, and the origins of that commemoration are quite interesting, owing to the presence of the Greek Church of Saint Anastasia in Rome. The Saint Andrew’s Missal has an informative writeup.
We have something on her on our main website at Catholicism.org.
Thank you for the comment and the “plug” of a wonderful saint. We have a very dear family in our community who have a little girl named Anastasia. I make sure to wish her a happy feast day on Christmas.