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Saturday, 14 January 2017

14th January, St Felix, Priest and Martyr

St Felix of Nola, Priest and Martyr

This holy priest was born at Nola, a little town in the south of Italy, and died towards 312. Violently persecuted for the faith, he earned the title of martyr although he survived the cruel torments which he underwent. Innumerable miracles have made his tomb famous. According to St Paulinus, who owed to him conversion, Nola became, after Rome, the second place for pilgrimages, so numerous in the fourth century. Thus the divine power of the Master is proclaimed by this glorious servant.

Laetábitur justus in Dómino, et sperábit in eo: et laudabúntur omnes recti corde. * Exáudi, Deus, oratiónem meam, cum déprecor: a timóre inimíci éripe ánimam meam.
The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in Him: and all the upright of heart shall be praised. * Hear, O God, my prayer when I make supplications to Thee: deliver my sould from the fear of the enemy.
(Psalm 63:11,2 from the Introit of Mass)

Concéde, quaesumus, omnípotens Deus: ut ad meliórem vitam Sanctórum tuórum exémpla nos próvocent; quaténus, quorum sollémnia ágimus, étiam actus imitémur.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that the examples of Thy saints may move us to lead a better life; so that while keeping their feast days, we may also strive to imitate their good deeds.

From the Catholic Encyclopaedia on St Felix of Nola:

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