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December 14.

St. Spiridion, Abp. A. D. 348. Sts. Nicasius, 9th Abp. of Rheims, and his Companions, 5th Cent.

Ember Week.

This is an ancient fast, wherein monks were enjoined to great severity of abstinence preparatory to the festival of Christmas.


Swamp Pine. Pinus palustris.
Dedicated to St. Spiridion.