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John XXI - (1276-1277)

Saint Biography

Pedro Juliano, or Peter of Spain, was born in Lisbon c. 1210/20. The son of a physician, he studied at the University of Paris and taught medicine at the ... Read More

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Born at Lisbon between 1210 and 1220; enthroned, 1276; died at Viterbo, 20 May, 1277. The son of one Julianus, he was baptized Peter, and was known as Petrus Juliani or Petrus Hispanus. After his earlier studies in the cathedral school at Lisbon, he entered the University of Read More


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Reading 1, Second Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11, 16
Once the king had settled into his palace and Yahweh had ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
for you have said: love is built to last for ever, you have ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:26-38
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Reading 2, Romans 16:25-27
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St. Peter Canisius
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