Tuesday 23rd, St. Turibius of Mongrovejo (1538-1606) was a layman when he was appointed archbishop of Lima by King Philip II. He combated all the abuses of the conquerors in Peru and built up the Church there.
Wednesday 24th, St. Macartan belongs to a very early generation of saints in Ireland and is recognised as the first Bishop of Clogher. He is known as St. Patrick’s ‘Strong Man’ for his dedication and faithfulness.
Thursday 25th The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. On this day we celebrate Mary’s ‘Yes’ to God and its result in the conception of Jesus in her womb. In n.494 of the Catechism we read: “Giving her consent to God’s word, Mary becomes the mother of Jesus. Espousing the divine will for salvation wholeheartedly, without a single sin to restrain her, she gave herself entirely to the person and the work of her Son; she did so in order to serve the mystery of redemption with him and dependent on him, by God’s grace.”