Faithful Friday: ​​St. Birinus 

St. Birinus, sometimes called Birin or Berin was consecrated as a bishop and sent by Pope Honorius I to be a missionary to the people of Britain. He was successful in converting the pagan king of the West Saxons…

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Faithful Friday: Isaac Watts

Without a doubt, one of the finest hymn writers in Protestant Christianity, Isaac Watts was born in 1674, while his father was imprisoned for his nonconformist beliefs. Though often in ill health and clinically depressed, Isaac Watts inherited his father’s steadfast character; a trait which kept him strong through fierce criticism, church splits and other hardships.

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Faithful Friday: Mechtilde of Hackeborn

A nun in a black and white habit holds what looks like a bishop's staff.

St. Mechtilde of Hackeborn was born in 1240 or 1241 to one of the most important families of Thuringia. She was baptized immediately after her birth, as it was feared that she would die soon after. The priest who baptized her was unconcerned, saying, “This child most certainly will not die, but she will become a saintly religious in whom God will work many wonders, and she will end her days in a good old age.”

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Faithful Friday: Richard Baxter

yet he always sought to keep the middle ground between the factions. He was fond of saying “In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.” 

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Faithful Friday: Charles Chauncey

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Charles Chauncey was one of the austere clergymen of what would one day become the United States of America. Born in 1592 in Hertfordshire, England, Chauncey was known as something of a trouble-maker in the church of England.

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Faithful Friday: George Abbot

George Abbot was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1611 to 1633. He was born in Surrey in 1562… George studied under many eminent scholars and was chosen Master of University College in 1597. He took a leading part in preparing the authorized version of the King James New Testament.

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Faithful Fridays: Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul the Second was born Karol Wojtyla in 1920 in Poland. He was the first non-Italian pope in almost five hundred years. John Paul II was really interested in a greater understanding of other countries and nations with other religions.

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Faithful Friday: Hugh Latimer

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Latimer joined a group of reformers including Thomas Bliney. Thomas Bliney had a great impact on Latimer, encouraging him to accept the reformed doctrines of the Reformation. Latimer began to talk about the need for the Bible to be translated into English, which was a dangerous decision.

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Faithful Friday: St. Therese of Lisieux

Therese Martin was a great and selfless person. The doctors said that Therese wouldn’t make it when she was born in 1873. Little did they know that just a year later, she would be as healthy as a little child could be.

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Faithful Friday: Lancelot Andrewes

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Lancelot Andrewes was an Anglican bishop of Winchester, and a very important theologian of the English reformation. He was the most important scholar on the committee…

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