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March 16 Saint Heribert of Cologne. Son of Duke Hugo of Worms, Germany. Educated at the cathedral school at Worms. Provost of the cathedral. Ordained in 994. Chancellor for Italy under KingMore
March 16 Saint Heribert of Cologne.

Son of Duke Hugo of Worms, Germany. Educated at the cathedral school at Worms. Provost of the cathedral. Ordained in 994. Chancellor for Italy under King Otto III in 994. Chancellor for Germany in 997. Archbishop of Cologne, Germany on 9 July 999. Attended the death-bed of King Otto at Paterno. Initially opposed the ascension of King Henry II, and was imprisoned by him. However, when Henry was elected king on 7 June 1002, Heribert immediately acknowledged him as king, and became one of his advisors. Founded and endowed the Benedictine monastery and church of Deutz, Germany. Obtained miracles by prayer, including the end of a drought. Honoured as a saint even during his lifetime.

Born

c.970 at Worms, Germany

Died

16 March 1021 at Cologne, Germany of natural causes
relics in the church at Deutz, Germany (part of modern Cologne

Canonized

1075 by Pope Saint Gregory VII

Patronage

against drought
for rain

Deutz, Germany

Representation

archbishop calling down rain by his prayers
man kneeling before Saint Henry II
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✍️ Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Saint(s) of the day : St. Heribert, Archbishop (c. 970-1021), St. Abraham, Hermit & St. Mary (4th century)
Other saints of the day
Readings
Commentary of the day : Saint Pacian of Barcelona
"If the Son has set you free, then you are free indeed"
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 8:31-42.
Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, "If …More
✍️ Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Saint(s) of the day : St. Heribert, Archbishop (c. 970-1021), St. Abraham, Hermit & St. Mary (4th century)
Other saints of the day

Readings

Commentary of the day : Saint Pacian of Barcelona
"If the Son has set you free, then you are free indeed"

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 8:31-42.
Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, "If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples,
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
They answered him, "We are descendants of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How can you say, 'You will become free'?"
Jesus answered them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.
A slave does not remain in a household forever, but a son always remains.
So if a son frees you, then you will truly be free.
I know that you are descendants of Abraham. But you are trying to kill me, because my word has no room among you.
I tell you what I have seen in the Father's presence; then do what you have heard from the Father."
They answered and said to him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing the works of Abraham.
But now you are trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God; Abraham did not do this.
You are doing the works of your father!" (So) they said to him, "We are not illegitimate. We have one Father, God."
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and am here; I did not come on my own, but he sent me.