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John XVII - (1003)

Saint Biography

John Sicco was born in Rome and became pope in 1003 through the influence of the Crescentii family. He was married before he received holy orders and had three ... Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

Date of birth unknown; d. 6 Nov., 1003. When Sylvester II died on 12 May, 1003, there was no actual authority in Rome which could curb the nobles. Thus the faction of Crescentius again won the upper hand, and John ... Read More


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Reading 1, Numbers 21:4-9
They left Mount Hor by the road to the Sea of Suph, to skirt ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 78:1-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38
[Psalm Of Asaph] My people, listen to my teaching, pay ... Read More

Gospel, John 3:13-17
No one has gone up to heaven except the one who came down from ... Read More

Reading 2, Philippians 2:6-11
Who, being in the form of God, did not count equality with God ... Read More

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St. Notburga
September 14: Patroness of poor peasants and servants in the Tyrol. Born in ... Read More