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Clement VI - (1342-1352)

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Clement VI Born Pierre Roger c. 1291 in Aquitaine, Clement VI was the fourth pope to serve from Avignon. Before his election in 1342, he had been chancellor of ... Read More

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(P IERRE R OGER )

Born 1291 in the castle of Maumont, departmentof Corrèze, France, elected pope, 7 May, 1342, at Avignon, where he died 6 December, 1352. At the age of ten he entered the Benedictine monastery of La Chaise-Dieu (Haute- Loire), where he made his religious profession . After devoting some time to study at Paris, he graduated as Read More


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Reading 1, Hebrews 10:1-10
So, since the Law contains no more than a reflection of the ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10, 11
He pulled me up from the seething chasm, from the mud of the ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 3:31-35
Now his mother and his brothers arrived and, standing outside, ... Read More

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January 27 Saint of the Day

St. Angela Merici
January 27: When she was 56, Angela Merici said "No" to the Pope. She was ... Read More