Tuesday August 6th: The Transfiguration of Our Lord:
The Cross requires the exodus of Jesus, his death resurrection and glorification. The disciples have to realise that he must depart, just as they are now prepared for his going to Jerusalem.
Thursday August 8th: St Dominic:
St. Dominic was a Spaniard who founded the Order of Preachers and had great devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary.
Friday August 9th: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein):
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, was born in 1891 youngest of seven children born into a Jewish family. A brilliant student she gained her doctorate in Philosophy at twenty-five. She became a Catholic in 1922 and a Carmelite Nun. She fled to Holland when the Nazis came to power but she was captured and sent to Auschwitz where she died in the gas chamber in 1942.
Saturday August 10th: St. Lawrence:
St. Lawrence Deacon and Martyr was known as the cheerful giver since he was one of the seven deacons of the Roman Church in charge of material needs of the faithful. Gifted with a sense of humour, he met his death cheerfully on a gridiron. From earliest times seen not only as a patron of the poor, but also of cooks.