Category Archives: Sarum

Octave of St. Lawrence


From the pre-1911 Monastic Office as translated by the (late) Fr. Jack Whitbrock   (From a Homily by St. Augustine) HERE you have the meaning of the words, If any man serve me, let him follow me. But with what … Continue reading

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Vigil of St. Lawrence & Commemoration of St. Romanus


Anciently the Vigil of St. Lawrence was restricted to Mass only. Relatively late (around the time of the council of Trent) did this Vigil begin to leave traces in the Divine Office. In the Sarum Kalendar the Feast of the … Continue reading

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Sarum commemoration of St. Cyriacus & Companions


CYRIACUS the Deacon, with Sisinius, Largus, and Smaragdus, was for a long time shut in prison, and performed many miracles; among these, he released Arthemia, daughter of Diocletian, from a demon by his prayers: and being sent to Sapos, king … Continue reading

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