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1. St Joseph of Arimathea was a member of the Jewish Sanhedrin, but a faithful disciple of Jesus. It was no small proof of his great piety, that, though he had riches and honours to lose,
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2. he feared not the malice of men, but at a time when the apostles trembled, boldly declared himself a follower of Jesus who was crucified; and with the greatest devotion embalmed and buried his sacred body.

St Joseph of Arimathea is the patron of Glastonbury, where a church
3. and hermitage, very famous in the times of the ancient Britons, were built by the first apostles of this island: among whom some moderns have placed St Joseph himself, and Aristobulus.(Excerpts fr. Fr Butler's Lives of the Saints) #Glastonbury #ENGvPAK #England #Christian
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1. Aidan was a native of Ireland, (then called Scotland) and a monk of Hij, the monastery which St Columba had founded. He was received by king Oswald, who bestowed on him the isle of Lindisfarne.
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2. Of his humility and piety Bede gives an edifying account, and proposes him as an excellent pattern for succeeding bishops and clergymen to follow.

He obliged all who travelled with him either to read the scriptures, or in learning the psalms by heart. #Psalms #Bible #StBede
3. By his actions he showed that he neither sought nor loved the good things of this world.

Bede admires his apostolic liberty in reproving the proud and the great, his love of peace, charity, continence, humility, and all other virtues.
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