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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles - Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 6, 12-16 - To you, God, our praise! You whom the Apostles glorify, we acclaim you: you are Lord!

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October 28 - These two Apostles have their feast on the same day because they worked together for the conversion of the Gentiles. Saint Simon, who was originally from Canaan, was given the nickname Canaanite, to distinguish him from Simon Peter. Saint Jude was the brother of Saint James the Minor and Saint Simeon, Bishop of Jerusalem.

27th October - Emeline was a holy woman who joined the Cistercian order at Boulancourt in the diocese of Troyes in Champagne. She lived there in the 12th century. This monastery was very popular at the time.

26th October - Greek by birth, Evarist was however a Jewish. It is not known when he embraced the faith and how he came to Rome, but it is known that, having become a priest, he greatly edified the faithful by his example, his charity and his instructions.

25 October - Chrysanthe was the son of an illustrious man from Alexandria, Senator Polemius, who moved with him to Rome at the time of the Emperor Numerus. Having completed his elementary studies, Chrysanthe began to study philosophy. But remaining dissatisfied with what he found there, he discovered with wonder the Gospel, the book of Wisdom personified.