Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome: These were Christians martyred in the city of Rome during Nero's persecution in 64. In July of 64 AD, Rome was devastated by fire. Largely made up of wooden tenements, fire was a frequent occurrence in the city. Rumor ...(Read the rest of the story here:) https://www.facebook.com/St.Eugene.OMI?ref=hl

Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome: These were Christians martyred in the city of Rome during Nero's persecution in 64. In July of 64 AD, Rome was devastated by fire. Largely made up of wooden tenements, fire was a frequent occurrence in the city. Rumor ...(Read the rest of the story here:) https://www.facebook.com/St.Eugene.OMI?ref=hl

irenaeus was a student of polycarp polycarp was bishop of smyrna. Ignatius of Antioch ( AD c. 35 or 50 – 98 to 117) was an Apostolic Father and student of John the Apostle and was the third bishop of Antioch.

irenaeus was a student of polycarp polycarp was bishop of smyrna. Ignatius of Antioch ( AD c. 35 or 50 – 98 to 117) was an Apostolic Father and student of John the Apostle and was the third bishop of Antioch.

,,,Primeros Mártires de la Santa Iglesia Romana Santos 30 Junio http://misericordiasinfin.blogspot.com/

,,,Primeros Mártires de la Santa Iglesia Romana Santos 30 Junio http://misericordiasinfin.blogspot.com/

Nero’s Torches by Henryk Siemiradzki. 1876. National Museum, Kraków. The painting depicts an event during Nero’s persecution of Christians after the Great Fire of Rome in 64 A.D., as described in...

Nero’s Torches by Henryk Siemiradzki. 1876. National Museum, Kraków. The painting depicts an event during Nero’s persecution of Christians after the Great Fire of Rome in 64 A.D., as described in...

De Tempel van Caesar (Latijn:Templum divi Iuli) was een tempel ter ere van de vergoddelijkte Julius Caesar op het Forum Romanum in het oude Rome.

De Tempel van Caesar (Latijn:Templum divi Iuli) was een tempel ter ere van de vergoddelijkte Julius Caesar op het Forum Romanum in het oude Rome.

Brass strigil. Used by ancient Romans to scrape dirt and sweat from their bodies. The Romans did not use soap. Instead, perfumed oil would be rubbed onto the body and then scraped off with the strigil, removing any dead skin, sweat, and dirt. It was boiled clean so the strigil would have been a hygienic instrument, especially since the Romans shared bath facilities at bath houses.

Brass strigil. Used by ancient Romans to scrape dirt and sweat from their bodies. The Romans did not use soap. Instead, perfumed oil would be rubbed onto the body and then scraped off with the strigil, removing any dead skin, sweat, and dirt. It was boiled clean so the strigil would have been a hygienic instrument, especially since the Romans shared bath facilities at bath houses.

Mass in front of the incorrupt body of St. John Vianney.  He looks just like the pictures I have always seen!

Mass in front of the incorrupt body of St. John Vianney. He looks just like the pictures I have always seen!

The Cultural Purge Will Not Be Televised | Zero Hedge

The Cultural Purge Will Not Be Televised | Zero Hedge

Departure of the Cats from the Circus - Jean-Leon Gerome

Departure of the Cats from the Circus - Jean-Leon Gerome

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, martyrs: Today, together with the whole Church, we honor twenty-two Ugandan martyrs. They are the first martyrs of Sub-Saharan Africa and true witnesses of the Christian faith. Charles Lwanga, a catechist and a young leader, was martyred in 1886 with a group of Catholic and Anglican royal pages, some of whom were not yet baptized. King Mwanga, who despised the Christian religion, gave orders that all the Christian pages in his service be laid upon a mat…

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, martyrs: Today, together with the whole Church, we honor twenty-two Ugandan martyrs. They are the first martyrs of Sub-Saharan Africa and true witnesses of the Christian faith. Charles Lwanga, a catechist and a young leader, was martyred in 1886 with a group of Catholic and Anglican royal pages, some of whom were not yet baptized. King Mwanga, who despised the Christian religion, gave orders that all the Christian pages in his service be laid upon a mat…

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