Catholicism

St. Henry

Holy Roman Emperor, patron of the Benedictine Oblates Henry succeeded his father as duke of Bavaria in 975, was elected king of Germany in 1002, and was crowned holy Roman emperor by the pope in 1014. His chief concerns were consolidation the power of the German monarchy and reforming and reorganizing the Church. He founded…

SS. Peter and Paul

June 29 Apostles These apostles share a feast as founders of the church in Rome. Peter, a Galilean fisherman chosen by Christ as one of the Twelve Apostles, became the undisputed leader of the fledgling church after Pentecost. Paul, a Pharisee and Roman citizen who had persecuted Christians, became after his dramatic conversion the church’s…