Blessed Raymond du Puy

He was the first to assume the title of Master of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem and gave a Rule to the Order. The eight-pointed cross, which he ordered the brothers to wear on their cloaks and garments, as well as armour, was the symbol of their pledge to give their lives to Christ. They were to fight manfully, armed with theological virtues, so as to practice the works of mercy. For, he said to them, you must “love, revere, and preserve justice; favour, relieve, and defend the oppressed."

Blessed Gérard's Community Development Centre

A project of the

Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard
 P O Box 440 · Mandeni 4490 · Republic of South Africa

Phone +27 32 456 2743 · Fax +27 32 456 7962

URL http://bbg.org.za/  · E-Mail

 

We run a sewing school to fight unemployment. It gives skills to the needy to encourage self-employment and thus to make them independent of charity.

 

Liturgical Calendar - February 2002

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

Presentation of the Lord

3

4th Sunday in ordinary time

St. Ansgar, bishop & St. Blasé, bishop & martyr

4

5

St. Agatha, virgin & martyr

6

Ss. Paul Miki, priest & martyr & companions, martyrs

7

 

8

St. Jerome Emiliani, priest

9

10

5th Sunday in ordinary time

St. Scholastica, virgin, OSB

11

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK

Our Lady of Lourdes

St. Benedict of Aniane, abbot, OSB

12

13

Ash Wednesday

14

Ss. Cyril, monk & Methodius, bishop

15

16

17

1st Sunday of Lent

Seven Founders of the Order of Servites

18

19

20

Dedication of the Conventual Church of St. John the Baptist in Malta, SMOM

21

St. Peter Damian, bishop & doctor

22

Chair of St. Peter, apostle

23

St. Polycarp, bishop & martyr

24

2nd Sunday of Lent

25

26

27

28

 

 

 Including the General Roman Calendar, the Proper Calendar of the Order of St. Benedict and the Proper Calendar of the Order of Malta, designed and published for you by the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard