month of June

Named for the Roman gentile name, Junius, is given over to special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Junias, a Christian at Rome, mentioned by Saint Paul, along with Andronicus (Roman 16). Andronicus and Junias are called by Saint Paul "my kinsmen and fellow prisoners." Although many moderns regard Junias as a man, the Greeks and Latins celebrate the feast-day of Andronicus and Junias, as huband and wife, on 17 May.

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