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Today’s Readings – Saint Philip Neri

St Philip Neri, Priest (Memorial)

Philip Romolo Neri was born on 22 July 1515 in Florence, the youngest child of Francesco, a lawyer, and his wife Lucrezia da Mosciano. Philip received his early education from the Dominican friars at the famous San Marco friary in Florence (of which Fra Angelico was once a member). When he was about sixteen, following a fire which destroyed much of his father’s property, Philip was sent to his father’s childless brother, a wealthy merchant, to assist him in his business and with the hope he might inherit his uncle’s fortune. However, the plan was thwarted by Philip’s call to the priesthood.

In 1523 Philip left San Germano and went to Rome, where he became a tutor. Here he was able to continue his studies while … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Wednesday of Week 6 of Easter - First Reading

Commentary on Acts 17:15, 22-18:1

We continue to accompany Paul on his Second Missionary Journey.

After passing through Thessalonica (to whose Christians are addressed two of Paul’s earliest letters) and Beroea (both in Macedonia), Paul’s next destination … Continue

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