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* Glenstal Menologium: Br Colman Hingerty, entered age 24, professed 1949, died 1988.

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* Glenstal Menologium: The Beatification of Blessed Columba Marmion in Piazza San Pietro, Roma, 2000

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* Birthday of the BVMBirthday of the BVM

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* Glenstal Martyrology William of St Thierry, a Cistercian monk died in 1148 in Signy, France. Around the year 1120, he was elected abbot of the Benedictine monastery of St Thierry, but he did not hide his admiration for the Cistercian way of life. Earlier, he had met Bernard of Clairvaux, and the two had become close friends and collaborators. It was Bernard himself who dissuaded William from leaving St Thierry to join the Cistercians, and William worked instead to reform his own monastery. But in 1135, unable to resist any longer, he became a simple Cistercian monk at Signy. There he had ample time to continue writing his theological and spiritual works, which reached a vast public. As his health failed, he began to write a Life of Bernard as a last gesture of love towards his friend of Clairvaux, but he died before completing it, on September 8, 1148.

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* Triumph of the CrossTriumph of the Cross

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* Glenstal Martyrology This feast's earliest origins can be traced back to the ancient Good Friday tradition of venerating the instrument used to execute the Messiah. This custom is attested by the pilgrim Egeria, in her diary of travels to holy sites. Later, this feast commemorated the day on which Christ's Cross was thought to have been found. The memorial spread to the West during the reform of Pope Sergius I, who was of Eastern ancestry. The date of September 14 marked the dedication of the basilica of the Anastasis, which was built in the first half of the fourth century. "We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world," sings the Latin Liturgy in the Gospel acclamation. In the Byzantine liturgy, the priest raises the Cross towards each of the earth's four cardinal points as the faithful sing, "Lord, have mercy," expressing their faith that salvation has reached the ends of the earth through the Cross. As we celebrate this feast, we remember the true beatitude of every disciple, who is called to fullness of life through participation in the Son of God's paschal journey.

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