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May 2022

Saint Augustine of Canterbury

May 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Augustine of Canterbury’s Story (? – May 26, 605) In the year 596, some 40 monks set out from Rome to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons in England. Leading the group was Augustine, the prior of their monastery. Hardly had he and his men reached Gaul when they heard stories of the ferocity of the Anglo-Saxons and of the treacherous waters of the English Channel. Augustine returned to Rome and to Gregory the Great—the pope who had sent them—only to be…

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Daily Devotion Friday 27th May 2022 Our Lady The Blessed Virgin

May 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Litany of the Cross

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Daily Reading Friday 27th May 2022

May 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Friday 27 May 2022 Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop - Feast  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: Psalm 17:50; 21:23 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will tell of your name to my kin, alleluia. Collect: Almighty God, who by the mission of the Bishop Saint Augustine of Canterbury called the English people into the wondrous light of the gospel, grant through his intercession, we pray, that faithful to that same gospel proclaimed we may strive to make known…

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Daily Services Friday 27th May 2022

May 27
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Venerable Pierre Toussaint

May 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Venerable Pierre Toussaint’s Story June 27, 1766 – June 30, 1853) Born in modern-day Haiti and brought to New York City as a slave, Pierre died a free man, a renowned hairdresser, and one of New York City’s most well-known Catholics. Plantation owner Pierre Bérard made Toussaint a house slave and allowed his grandmother to teach her grandson how to read and write. In his early 20s, Pierre, his younger sister, his aunt, and two other house slaves accompanied their…

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Daily Devotion Saturday 28th May 2022 Our Lady The Blessed Virgin

May 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Prayer to overcome temptation

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Daily Reading Saturday 28th May 2022

May 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saturday 28 May 2022 Saturday of the 6th week of Eastertide  Liturgical Colour: White. Entrance Antiphon: cf. 1 Peter 2: 9 O chosen people, proclaim the mighty works of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light, alleluia. Collect: O God, whose Son, at his Ascension to the heavens, was pleased to promise the Holy Spirit to the Apostles, grant, we pray, that, just as they received manifold gifts of heavenly teaching, so on us, too, you…

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Daily Services Saturday 28th May 2022

May 28
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
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Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat

May 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat’s Story (December 12, 1779 – May 25, 1865) The legacy of Madeleine Sophie Barat can be found in the more than 100 schools operated by her Society of the Sacred Heart, institutions known for the quality of the education made available to the young. Sophie herself received an extensive education, thanks to her brother Louis, 11 years older and her godfather at baptism. Himself a seminarian, Louis decided that his younger sister would likewise learn Latin,…

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Daily Reading Sunday 29th May 2022 7th Sunday of Easter Year C

May 29
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Sunday 29 May 2022 7th Sunday of Easter  Liturgical Colour: White. In some dioceses the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated today. If this applies to you, please reconfigure Universalis to use the appropriate local calendar. Entrance Antiphon: cf. Psalm 26: 7-9 O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you; of you my heart has spoken: Seek his face; hide not your face from me, alleluia. Collect: Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord, so that we, who…

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