Richard was the father of Saints Willibald, Winnebald, and Walburga. He was on a pilgrimage to Rome from his native Wessex, England, with his two sons when he was stricken and died at Lucca, Italy. Miracles were reported at his tomb and he became greatly venerated by the citizens of Lucca, who embellished accounts of his life by calling him "king of the English".
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2014
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Gospel of the Day
First Reading:: Jer 2: 1-3, 7-8, 12-13
Psalm:: Ps 36: 6-7AB, 8-9, 10-11
Gospel:: Mt 13: 10-17
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