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Nicholas IV - (1288-1292)

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The first Franciscan elected pope, Girolamo Masci was born in 1227 near Ascoli in the papal states. He succeeded St. Bonaventure as Franciscan minister general ... Read More

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(GIROLAMO MASCI)

Born at Ascoli in the Rome, 4 April, 1292. He was of humble extraction, and at an early age entered the Franciscan Order. In 1272 he was sent as a delegate to Constantinople to invite the participation of the Greeks in the Second Council of Lyons . Two years later he succeeded St. Bonaventure in ... Read More


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Reading 1, Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Look, my servant will prosper, will grow great, will rise to ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25
turn your ear to me, make haste. Be for me a rock-fastness, a ... Read More

Gospel, John 18:1--19:42
After he had said all this, Jesus left with his disciples and ... Read More

Reading 2, Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Since in Jesus, the Son of God, we have the supreme high priest ... Read More

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St. Apollonius the Apologist
April 18: Martyr whose Apologia, or defense of the faith, is considered ... Read More