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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, Job 9:1-12, 14-16
Job spoke next. He said: Indeed, I know it is as you say: how ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 88:10-11, 12-13, 14-15
Do you work wonders for the dead, can shadows rise up to praise ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 9:57-62
As they travelled along they met a man on the road who said to ... Read More

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St. Therese of Lisieux
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