Sunday, September 29. 20th after Pentecost, Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel. (White.)
Michael, one of the three Archangels and Prince of the Heavenly Host, The Englishman knows of this feast as Michaelmas, " Michael's Mass."
Monday, September 30. St. Jerome.
St. Jerome is responsible for the Original edition of the Vulgate—the Latin version of the Bible. Women helped him in this work, notably St. Paula. An out spoken man. Ile once called St. Augustint " that little Numidian ant." Ile was ,no admirer of moderation.
Tuesday, October 1. St. kemigius, Bishop of Rheims. (White.) A son of Charles Martel. Was made Archbishop at 22 years. Baptised King Clovis of the Franks and 3,000 of his subjects.
Wednesday, October 2. Holy Guardian Angels. (White.) Thursday, October 3. St. Teresa of Lisieux. (White.) St. Thomas of Hereford. (White.) Like another English St. Thomas, he gave, up temporary power (Chancellor of the Realm) for spiritual power and became Bishop of Hereford in the troublous days of Henry itt.
Friday, October 4. St. Francis of Assisi. (White.) St. Francis is the canonised saint of every religion—this mainly because of his following of birds, leverets and lions— stories which have 100 per cent. saint appeal in these days of animal worship. His ascetism, which really canonised him, appeals to the minority only.
Saturday, October 5. SS. Placid and Companions. (Red.) St. Placid has suffered badly. The Kalendar of the Church mixed him up with another saint, not a martyr but an
early disciple of St. Benedict. Now no one is quite sure whose feast they are celebrating, as the office of the day identifies them as one person. The martyr Placid was put to death in Sicily.