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Monday, September 26, 2005

Sts. Cosmas and Damien

Today is the Feast of Sts. Cosmas and Damien - the unmercenary martyrs. Called "unmercenary" because they gave aid to all in need and never asked for anything in return. The were martyred during the rule of Diocletian and are considered the patron saints of pharmacists.

Cosmas and Damien are of special importance to those of us in the Third Order Regular because we have been given custody of the Basilica of Sts. Cosmas and Damien in Rome.

There is a very nice page dedicated to the saints here, including many images of the saints.

Below is an image taken from the Basilica in Rome dedicated to them. Sts. Cosmas and Damien, pray for us!


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