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Good Friday

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Ave verum corpus, natum

de Maria Virgine,
vere passum, immolatum

in cruce pro homine,
cuius latus perforatum

fluxit aqua et sanguine:
esto nobis praegustatum

in mortis examine.
O Iesu dulcis, O Iesu pie, O Iesu, fili Mariae.

Miserere mei. Amen.


Hail, true Body, born
of the Virgin Mary,
who having truly suffered, was sacrificed
on the cross for mankind,
whose pierced side
flowed with water and blood:
May it be for us a foretaste [of the Heavenly banquet]
in the trial of death.
Oh sweet Jesus, Oh pious Jesus, Oh Jesus, son of Mary,
have mercy on me. Amen.

St Benedict the Moor + 4.April 1589

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St Mary of Egypt + 3.April 421

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St. Berthold + 29.March 1195

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R.I.P. Pope Shenouda

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R.I.P. Rachel Corrie, martyr for peace + 16.March 2003

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R.I.P. Susan B. Anthony + 13.March 1906

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+Euphrasia of Constantinople

+Gerald of Mayo

+Leander of Seville




+Sabinus of Hermopolis

Pope St Gregory the Great, doctor of the church + 12.March 604

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+Maximilian the martyr

+Theophanes the Confessor

Forty Martyrs of Sebaste + 9.March 320

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O Almighty God, by whose grace and power your holy martyrs of Sebaste triumphed over suffering and were faithful even unto death: Grant us, who now remember them with thanksgiving, to be so faithful in our witness to you in this world, that we may receive with them the crown of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, + who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
+Catherine of Bologna
+Frances of Rome
+Gregory of Nyssa


Usui Mikao, 1926

Margot Frank, 1945

Robert Mapplethorpe, 1989

Charles Bukowski, 1994

George Burns, 1996

St John of God, brother hospitaller + 8.March 1550

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Saint John of God, help us to act out of love as soon as we feel the promptings of the Holy Ghost. Help us learn to fight the little voices in our heads and hearts that give us all sorts of practical reasons to wait or delay in our service of God. Help us to love all creation as God himself has loved her. Amen.


+Philemon the actor, martyr


Millard Fillmore, 1874

Henry Ward Beecher, 1887

William Howard Taft, 1930

Hachikō, 1935

Harold Lloyd, 1971

Joe DiMaggio, 1999

John Inman, 2007