Mass of May 25: St. Gregory VII, Pope and Confessor

May 25 2019 8:00 am

Also the Commemoration of St. Urban I, Pope and Martyr.

Proper on pages 1277, 981. Preface of Easter on page 881.

Hildebrand, monk of Cluny, and later Abbot and Cardinal, succeeded Alexander II as Pope Gregory VII.  He displayed wonderful energy and constancy in defence of the liberty of the Church.  He died A.D. 1085.

St. Urban suffered martyrdom A.D. 230.