Above: Northern Italy, 1951
Scanned from Hammond’s Complete World Atlas (1951)
SAINT EUSEBIUS OF CREMONA (DIED CIRCA 423)
Roman Catholic Abbot and Humanitarian
St. Eusebius, a native of Cremona, Italy, was an associate of St. Jerome (347-419). St. Eusebius heard St. Jerome speak in Rome. Then he joined the great translator of scripture on his journey to Bethlehem after the death of Pope St. Damasus I in 384. St. Eusebius eventually became an abbot at that town. He returned to Cremona in 400. There St. Eusebius operated a hostel for impoverished pilgrims. He raised funds for it, going so far as to sell his own property and to donate the proceeds to that cause. He died at Cremona circa 423.
KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR
JANUARY 5, 2017 COMMON ERA
THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
THE FEAST OF SAINT JOHN NEPOMUCENE NEUMANN, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF PHILADELPHIA
THE FEAST OF ANTONIO LOTTI, ROMAN CATHOLIC MUSICIAN AND COMPOSER
THE FEAST OF SAINT GENOVEVA TORRES MORALES, FOUNDRESS OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS AND THE HOLY ANGELS
THE FEAST OF MARGARET MACKAY, SCOTTISH HYMN WRITER
Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one
with your saints in heaven and on earth:
Grant that in our earthly pilgrimage we may always be supported
by this fellowship of love and prayer,
and know ourselves to be surrounded by their
witness to your power and mercy.
We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom
all our intercessions are acceptable through the Spirit,
and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 2:7-11
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
—Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints (2010), page 726