Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Feast of the Dedication Saint John Lateran - November 9

Today is the Feast of the Dedication of Saint John Lateran, "the mother and head of all churches of the city and of the world" (omnium ecclesiarum Urbis et Orbis mater et caput), the cathedral church of Rome and the local parish of the Holy Father as the Bishop of Rome. 
 "Christians rightly commemorate this feast of the church, for they know that through her they were reborn in the spirit." (Office of Readings, from a sermon by Saint Caesarius of Arles).

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