Memorial of St. Cyril of Alexandria

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Madonna and Child by Matisse For the memorial of St. Cyril of Alexandria we recommend this sketch of the Madonna and Child by Matisse. Saint Cyril of Alexandria deserves to be remembered for this gift to us, if for nothing else. It is the name he gave to the Blessed Virgin Mary: “Theotokos,” which is Greek for “the bearer of God.” More from Melissa Musick after the jump:

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Memorial of St. Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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St. Anselm's illuminated manuscript

Anselm was an opponent of slavery. He helped pass a law banning the sale of human beings. Read more and a book recommendation from Melissa Musick after the jump:

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TCC Video: Blaise Cupich New Archbishop of Chicago

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Blase Cupich

Pope Francis has appointed Blaise Cupich the new Archbishop of Chicago. He will succeed Francis Cardinal George who has been battling cancer. He seems like a very kind and pastoral man, watch his first press conference and see for yourself here:

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