Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December 29th: King David and St. Thomas Becket

From the Roman Martyrology for the 29th day of December:

"At Jerusalem, St. David, King and Prophet."

Icon of King David

(Read a summary about King David in this article in the Catholic Encyclopedia.)

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"At Canterbury in England, the birthday of St. Thomas, Bishop and Martyr, who for his defence of justice and ecclesiastical immunity was smitten with the sword in his cathedral by a faction of wicked men and passed a martyr to Christ."

Mass from the Birmingham Oratory this day

(Birmingham photo and video courtesy of Jackie Parkes)

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