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St Bede

Starts 16:00 Ends 15:59


From the age of seven St. Bede lived in a monastery in Jarrow England. He was a priest in the Order of St. Benedict. St. Bede wrote the "Ecclesiastical History of the English People" which includes his autobiography. He is the only Englishman given the title doctor of the Church.

A Doctor of the Church, (from the Latin docere, to teach), is a saint from whose writings the whole Church is held to have derived great advantage and to whom "eminent learning" and "great sanctity" have been attributed. The honour is always bestowed posthumously.

Sts Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, and Pope Gregory 1were the original Doctors of the Church and were named in 1298. They are known collectively as the Great Doctors of the Western Church.

The four Great Doctors of the Eastern Church, Sts John Chrysostom, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Athanasius were recognized in 1568 by Pope St Pius V.


Benedict on St Bede




St Philip Neri

Starts 02:00 Ends 01:59


He was born in Florence, Italy and moved to Rome where he began to work with young men among whom he fostered Christian life. St. Philip Neri was ordained to the priesthood in 1551 and founded "The Congregation of Priests of the Oratory". He died in Rome and is the Patron Saint of Rome