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St. Stephen of Hungary was not the first king of that land. He was, however, the one who established it as a Christian nation. Born in 975 and baptized in 985, he inherited the throne of Hungary in 997.
The name “Martha” is a Greek translation of an Aramaic word meaning “the Lady”—which is the feminine form of their word for “the Master”—but the Church doesn’t elevate saints to its calendar merely because they have an impressive name—so we look elsewhere.
Moses went up Mount Sinai to speak with God. When he came down the mountain, his face was brilliant, literally shining. It was so dazzling, in fact, that when the Israelites saw it, they were so terrified, that Moses had to veil his face.
Novena to Our Lady
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