01 August 2006

Holy Maccabees, Martyrs

Today, according to the older (pre-Vatican II) Latin calendar and in conjunction with the Byzantine calendar, we commemorated the Maccabean Martyrs at Holy Mass. It is one of the few instances in the older calendar when the Latin rite commemorates a pre-Apostolic saint. Their moving hagiagraphy is summarized here. But I would urge the readers of this blog to read the entire account here.

1 comment:

Seminarian Matthew said...

On August 1, 2008, I see your post. I think that these saints are great examples to follow at this time in history when problems in the Church are ongoing.

Orate pro nobis!