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St Peter Damian

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Peter Damian,1007-1072, gave up teaching to become a hermit. Later he was Cardinal-bishop of Ostia and an outstanding reformer of Church life and discipline. He fought simony and upheld priestly celibacy. St. Damian was a defender of Gregorian reform and a promoter of religious life. He died on February 22, 1072. He was declared a doctor of the Church in 1828.

A Doctor of the Church, (from the Latin docere, to teach), is a saint from whose writings the whole Church is held to have derived great advantage and to whom "eminent learning" and "great sanctity" have been attributed. The honour is always bestowed posthumously.

St Peter Damian








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Ash Wednesday

The Church calls us to penance, by fasting and by abstaining from meat,
on this day.


Ash Wednesday

Grangegeeth church        
Rushwee church                
Rathkenny church             




The Importance of Lent
- Pope Benedict

The Call to Confession

Ash Wednesday in Rome 2009