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Adrian I - (772-795)

Saint Biography

A missionary and martyr who was caught up in the persecutions conducted by Emperor Galerius. With a companion, Eubulus, he was arrested in Caesarea, in modern Israel. The local governor, Firmilian, tried Adrian and his fellow ... Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

From about 1 February, 772, till 25 December, 795; date of birth uncertain; d. 25 December, 795. His pontificate of twenty-three years, ten months, and twenty-four days was unequalled in length by that of any successor of St. Peter until a thousand years later, when Pius VI, deposed and imprisoned by the same Frankish arms which had enthroned the first Pope-King, surpassed Adrian by a ... Read More

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Reading 1, Revelation 11:4-12
These are the two olive trees and the two lamps in attendance ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 144:1, 2, 9-10
[Of David] Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, who trains my hands for ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 20:27-40
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