Archive for doctor of the church

St Basil, the great + 14.June 379 (translated from 1.January)

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St Basil, the great + 14.June 379 (translated from 1.January)

St Bernard of Clairvaux, abbott, confessor & doctor of the church + 20.August 1153

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St Athenasius + 2.May 373

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St Basil the Great, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of the Church; Great Hierarch + 2.January 379 (translated)

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+Defendens of Thebes

+Gregory of Nazianzus

+Macarius of Alexandria

+Seraphim of Sarov

St. John of the Cross,mystic, martyr, doctor of the church + 14.December 1591

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The more spiritual a man is, the more he discontinues trying to make particular acts with his faculties, for he becomes more engrossed in one general, pure act, a calm and repose of interior quietude.  The soul would want to remain in that unintelligible peace as in its right place. Since people do not understand the mystery of that new experience, they imagine themselves to be idle and doing nothing. They must learn to abide in that quietude with a loving attentiveness to God. At this stage the faculties are at rest and do not work actively but passively, by receiving what God is effecting in them.

O blessed Jesus, give me stillness of soul in You. Let Your mighty calmness reign in me. Rule me, O King of Gentleness, King of Peace. Amen.


+St. Spyridon



Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, 1788

George Washington, 1799

Dinah Washington, 1963

Catherine Doherty, 1985

Myrna Loy, 1993

Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., 1998

St. Albert the Great, bishop, confessor, Doctor of the Church + 15.November 1280

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Lord, have mercy on us!

Christ, have mercy on us!

Lord, have mercy on us!

Christ hear us!

Christ, graciously hear us!

God, the Father of Heaven,

Have mercy on us!

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,

Have mercy on us!

God, the Holy Ghost,

Have mercy on us!

Holy Trinity, one God,

Have mercy on us!

Holy Mary, Pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, Pray for us.

Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for us.

 Saint Albert, Pray for us.

Man after the heart of God, Pray for us.

 Zealous client of Mary, Pray for us.

Worthy son of Saint Dominic, Pray for us.

Mighty defender of the Faith,Pray for us.

Solid rock of hope, Pray for us.

Burning Seraph of love, Pray for us.

Enlightened Cherub of wisdom, Pray for us.

Valiant defender of justice, Pray for us.

Sure norm of prudence, Pray for us.

Bright mirror of temperance, Pray for us.

Unshakable pillar of fortitude, Pray for us.

Living model of humility, Pray for us.

Shining example of poverty,Pray for us.

Pure lily of chastity, Pray for us.

True model of obedience, Pray for us.

Precious vessel of all virtues, Pray for us.

Zealous imitator of the Apostles, Pray for us.

Bright gem of Bishops, Pray for us.

 Singular ornament of Doctors, Pray for us.

Special glory of thy Order, Pray for us.

Golden treasure of thy Fatherland, Pray for us.

 Certain protector of thy clients, Pray for us.

Albert the Great, Pray for us.

In anguish and in need, Pray for us.

In tribulation and in persecution, Pray for us.

 In the hour of death, Pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Spare us, O God!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Hear us, O Lord!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Have mercy on us, O Lord!

Christ, have mercy on us! Lord, have mercy on us!

V. Pray for us, Saint Albert:

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. O God, Who didst richly adorn Saint Albert with Thy heavenly gifts and didst decorate him with all virtues: grant us, Thy servants, that we may follow in his footsteps, may persevere in Thy service until death and securely obtain an everlasting reward. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord.  Amen.

(Litany of St Albert the Great, 16th century)



Johannes Kepler, 1630

Lionel Barrymore, 1954

Margaret Mead, 1978

Kwame Ture, 1998

St John Chrysostom + 13. September (translated) 407

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