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St. Benedict II - (684-685)

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Benedict II Born and educated in Rome, St. Benedict served the church in every order of the clergy before his election to the papacy in 684. He persuaded ... Read More

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Date of birth unknown; died 8 May, 685; was a Roman, and the son of John. Sent when young to the schola cantorum , he distinguished himself by his knowledge of the Scriptures and by his singing, and as a priest was remarkable for his humility, love of the poor, and ... 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
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town ... Read More

Reading 2, Romans 16:25-27
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