In St. Gregory Naziaxisten the Chnreh in the fourth etinturv had a great bishop and theologian to wage war against the Arian !heresy. He ruled ale see of Constantinople. St. Gregory is honoured as a Doctor of the Church and is called the Divine or Thologian.
Blessed Thomas Pickering, 0.S.B., martyred, 1679.
Monday, May To. St. Antoninus.
The famous Dominican priory of San Marco. in /Florence. owe Re foundation to St. Antoninne, a friar of the Order. who became Arwhbishop of Florence, his native city. in tho chnreh attached to tha priory hie body rest. St. Antoninus died in A . D . 1459 °and was canonized in the following century.
Tuesday, May ii. Feria. Blessed Carthusian Martyrs.
BB. John Rochester and James Walworth, Carthusian monks, martyred, 1537.
Wednesday, May 12. SS. Nereus, etc., and Pancras, martyrs.
The feast nf SS. Nereue, Aeltilieue and Domitilla preserves the memory of three Roman martyre of the first century. St. Domitilla is thought by some to have bean the wife of the consul Clement, with the other two martyrs a tier servants. Her name has been given to the eutatiouib in which all three were buried.
Blessed John Stone, Augustinian, martyred, 1538.
Thursday, May 13. Octave Day of the Ascension. St. Robert Bellar mine. St Erconwald.
St. Erconwald was Biehop of London in the seventh century. A Benedictine, he founded the monastery at Chcrtsey, where he himself was for some time Superior. Many miracles are eaid to have been performed at his tomb in St. Paul's in testimony to hie sanctity.
Friday, May 14. St. Boniface. B. Richard Reynolds. Massed Riehard Reynolds, 13rigittine. martyred at Tyburn on May 4. 1535. was a monk of Syon Abbey, Middlesex, and was considered one of the foremost sohnlarm of his day. He waa put to death for refusing to acknowledge the religious supremacy of King Henry VIM Saturday, May 15. Whitsun Eve. • St. John Baptist de la Salle.
The Brothers of the Christian Sehools honour. in St. John Baptist de la Salle (16511719) their founder, a great priest and educationist. Ile left many spiritual and doctrinal writings.