Archive for June 6th, 2007

First Masses celebrated 8th June 1727

6 June, 2007

Having been ordained in the Vatican Basilica, St. Paul of the Cross and his brother Ven. John Baptist celebrated their First Masses in the Chapel of the Hospital of San Gallicano in Rome on Trinity Sunday, 8th June 1727.

St. Paul of the Cross and his brother Ven. John Baptist ordained 7th June 1727

6 June, 2007

“On Saturday in Ember week, the 7th of June, they were ordained priests in the Vatican Basilica by Pope Benedict XIII of holy memory. His Holiness, while imposing his hands upon Paul, pressed them on his head with peculiar earnestness, saying, “Receive the Holy Spirit,” etc. When the ceremony was concluded, he joined his hands together in fervent prayer, giving thanks and repeating, “Thanks be to God.” After the function, although he had not spoken to any of the newly ordained, with special affability he inquired of the penitent brothers whether they had received minor orders in their own country or in Rome, to which Paul meekly replied, “In Rome.””

– The Life of St. Paul of the Cross by St. Vincent Strambi