Feast of The Holy Innocents,Mm., IInd Class
Today is the Feast of the Holy Innocents, slain by King Herod in an attempt to kill the Christchild. It is sometimes called Childermas.
The Collect from the Roman Breviary:
O God, whose praise the martyred Innocents did this day proclaim, not be speaking but by dying, do to death in us all the malice of sinfulness, that our lives may also proclaim thy faith, which our tongues profess. Through.
The Proper Lessons may be found here.
The Propers of the Mass for the Feast may be found here.
The article on the Holy Innocents and their Feast from the Catholic Encyclopædia.
From the Golden Legend of Bl. Jacobus de Voragine.
From Goffine's Devout Instructions.
From Catholic Forum.
From Medieval Saints at Yahoo!