Tuesday 31st, The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Today’s liturgy recalls the ‘Blessed Virgin Mary carrying her Son within her’ and visiting Elizabeth to offer charitable assistance and to proclaim the mercy of the Saviour — from Pope Paul VI’s document on Our Lady)
June 1st, St. Justin was born in the Holy Land and settled in Rome. He became a Christian and is remembered for his defence of Christian belief and practice. He was martyred c.165
June 2nd, Ss. Marcellinus and Peter; Roman clergy, they were martyred in 303 during the persecutions ordered by the emperor Diocletian.
June 3rd, St. Kevin grew up in Kilnamanagh, where he received his early religious formation. He wished to be a hermit and crossed the mountains to Glendalough settling there by the upper lake. Disciples began to gather round him. Gradually the great monastic settlement grew and spread through the glen after his death in 618.
June 4th, St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, twenty-two Ugandan youths martyred in 1886.