Thursday, September 17, 2009

St Robert Bellarmine

I don't know if I'll be able to visit it, but at the Church of St Ignatius (the chapel of the Roman College), St Robert Bellarmine is buried, next to his beloved student St Aloysius Gonzaga. In the Extraordinary Form, Bellarmine's feast fell way back on the 13th of May, but in the Ordinary Form, it is celebrated (with an optional memorial) to-day, the anniversary of his death in 1621.

I pray for my friend and recent convert Robert especially as I keep the memory of this great Doctor of the Church, a learned defender of the Catholic Faith.

Ut unum sint!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks Josh.