…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Month: February 2018

St Polycarp

Today we liturgically honor St Polycarp. We have a letter from St Ignatius of Antioch to Polycarp written around AD 110, when he was a young bishop in Smyrna. Ignatius himself going to Rome in chains to face martyrdom. Ignatius wrote: Stand firm, like an anvil being struck with a hammer. It is the mark of […]

Cirill Tamás Hortobágyi new archabbot of Pannonhalma

On January 6, 2018 the abbatial community of the Archabbey of Pannonhalma elected Prior Cirill Tamás Hortobágyi, O.S.B. as their new archabbot. TODAY, February 16, the Holy Father has accepted the election and appointed Abbot Cirill as Archabbot of the Territorial Abbey of Pannonhalma, Hungary. He succeeds Bishop Imre Asztrik Várszegi, O.S.B. as Ordinary Archabbot […]

St Paul Miki and companions

The Martyrs of Nagasaki, St. Paul Miki (1562–1597) and his twenty-five companions are liturgically honored today. As you note from the image he was crucified for the faith in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1597. Historians tell us that Miki was  Japanese layman of great nobility and wealth, who converted to Christ by the great missionary, St. Francis Xavier. The Church, […]