Meeting The Holy Mother And Her Seven Sons At Mass

The Holy Mother and Her Seven Sons
by Antonio Ciseri - 1863

First Reading
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year C
 I always enjoy stumbling upon stories of Saints from the Bible in mass ... today's first reading was from the story of The Holy Mother and Her Seven Sons.  The Feast Day of this martyred family is August 1.

From A 2009 Byzantine Wall Calendar
The Byzantine Rite calls this holy mother St. Solomonia, and names the seven sons as well!

The Maccabees' Shrine
St. Andrew's Church - Cologne, Germany

(2 Maccabees 7:1-42)