Blessed Adrian Fortescue

was born around 1480, the son of Sir John Fortescue of Punsborne, Hertfordshire (England). His personal piety is attested by his Book of Hours which survives with devotional maxims in his own hand. Sir Adrian was married and had seven children. In 1539 he was attainted of High Treason without trial and was beheaded on 9 July 1539, together with the Venerable Sir Thomas Dingley, a Knight of the Order. The Order of St. John of Jerusalem has considered Sir Adrian as a martyr. Leo XIII declared him Blessed on 13 May 1895. (Feast: 8 July)

Blessed Gérard's Pre-Primary School and Crèche

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 Pre-Primary-School and Crèche for underprivileged children.

Liturgical Calendar - December 2002

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

1st Sunday of Advent

St. Pachomius, abbot, OSB

2

Blessed Virgin Mary, cause of our joy, SMOM

3

St. Francis Xavier, priest

4

St. John Damascene, priest & doctor

5

St. Sabas, abbot, OSB

6

St. Nicholas, bishop

7

St. Ambrose, bishop & doctor

8

2nd Sunday of Advent

9

Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

10

11

St. Damasus I, pope

12

St. Jane Frances de Chantal, religious & Our Lady of Guadelupe

13

St. Odilia, virgin, OSB, patron of the Missionary Benedictines & St. Lucy, virgin & martyr

14

St. John of the Cross, religious & doctor

15

3rd Sunday of Advent

16

17

18

19

20

21

St. Peter Canisius, priest & doctor

22

4th Sunday of Advent

23

St. John of Kanty, priest

24

25

Christmas

26

St. Stephen, first martyr

27

St. John, apostle & evangelist

28

Holy Innocents, martyrs

29

Holy Family

St. Thomas Becket, bishop & martyr

30

6th day in the octave of Christmas

31

7th day in the octave of Christmas

St. Sylvester I, pope

 

 

 

 

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