Sunday, January 25. Third Sunday after Epiphany. Feast of Conversion of St. Paul. (Green.) Monday, January 26. Feast of St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna. (Red.) Sr. Polycarp had the singular distinction of having been a disciple of St. John the Evangelist, by whom he was appointed to the bishopric of Smyrna. He suffered martyrdom either in 156 or 166.
Tuesday, January 27. Feast of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Martyr. (While.) Wednesday, January 28. Feast of St. Peter Nolasco. (White.) St, Peter is associated with the beginnings of the Mercedarian Order which existed for the ransom of captives. Born about 1180, died 1258 Canonised in 1628.
Thursday, January 29. Feast of St. Francis de Sales. (White.) Born 1567. Became Bishop of Geneva 16o2. In an age of controversy he employed only the agencies Of love in order to win hack to the Church those who had seceded. His Introduction to the Devout Life marked a new stage in spiritual
literature. Died in 1622. Canonised in 1665. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1877 The Patron Saint of journalists and other writers
Friday, January 30. Feast of St. Martina (Red.) Authentic information concerning this saint. who iS supposed to have suffered in the early days of the Church at Rome, is entirely lacking.
Saturday, January 31. Fourth after Epiphany (anticipated). (Red.)