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St. Damasus I - (366-383)

Saint Biography

All lovers of Scripture have reason to celebrate this day. Damasus was the pope who commissioned Saint Jerome to translate the Scriptures into Latin, the ... Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

Born about 304; died 11 December, 384. His father, Antonius, was probably a Spaniards ; the name of his mother, Laurentia, was not known until quite recently. Damasus seems to have been born at Rome ; it is certain that he grew up there in the service of the church of the martyr St. Laurence. He was elected pope in October, 366, ... Read More


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Reading 1, Judges 13:2-7, 24-25
There was a man of Zorah of the tribe of Dan, called Manoah. ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 71:3-4, 5-6, 16-17
Be a sheltering rock for me, always accessible; you have ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:5-25
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St. Nemesius
December 19: Martyr of Egypt. He was burned alive in Alexandria, Egypt, ... Read More