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Urban VI - (1378-1389)

Saint Biography

Bartolommeo Prignano was the last person not a cardinal to be elected to the papacy. Born in Read More

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Bartolomeo Prignano, the first Roman pope during the Western Schism, born at Naples, about 1318; died at Rome, 15 October, 1389; according to many he was poisoned by the Romans. At an early age he went to Avignon, where he gained many powerful friends. On 21 March, 1364, he was consecrated Archbishop of Acerenza in the Kingdom of ... Read More


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Reading 1, First Samuel 1:24-28
When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, as well as a ... Read More

Psalm, First Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8
Hannah then prayed as follows: My heart exults in Yahweh, in my ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:46-56
And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and ... Read More

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December 22 Saint of the Day

St. Chaeromon
December 22: Bishop of Nilopolis, in Egypt. When the persecution was ... Read More