Saints of the Week:
Wednesday: St Dominic, founder of the Dominicans; born 1170 in Spain, died 1221 in Bologna, Italy.
Thursday : Ste Thérèse Bénédicte de la Croix, martyr (died 1942) : Edith Stein,was born in Breslau, was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to Roman Catholicism and became a Carmelite . She is canonized as a martyr and saint of the Catholic Church.Co-Patron of Europe since 1999.
Friday: St Saint Lawrence or Laurence, was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome, Italy, under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians that the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered in 258
Saturday: Ste Clare of Assisi, founder of the Clarisse order.