Jul. 27 Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

St. Pantaleon, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, was a physician, who practiced without payment, and who was martyred under Diocletian. His cultus is primarily connected with Bithynia, where Emperor… Read More

Jul. 26 Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary, Memorial

It was in the home of Joachim and Ann where the Virgin Mary received her training to be the Mother of God. Thus, devotion to Ann and Joachim is an… Read More

Jul. 25 Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time; World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Sunday

Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. And when… Read More

Jul. 24 Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Sharbel (Charbel) Makhl?f, Priest, Opt. Mem.

St. Sharbel was a Lebanese monk, born in a small mountain village and ordained in 1858. Devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, he spent the last twenty-three years of his… Read More

Jul. 23 Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Bridget, Religious, Opt. Mem.

Patron saint of Sweden, Bridget married a young prince and lived happily with him for 28 years, bearing him eight children. St. Catherine of Sweden was their daughter. After her… Read More

Jul. 22 Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, Feast

On June 10, 2016, the liturgical celebration honoring St. Mary Magdalene was raised from a memorial to a feast, putting her on par with the Apostles. Read More

Jul. 21 Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church, Opt. Mem.

St. Lawrence, the first Capuchin Franciscan to be honored as a Doctor, was born in 1559 at Brindisi, a town located on the Adriatic coast of the heel of Italy.… Read More

Jul. 20 Tuesday in the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr, Opt. Mem.

Early accounts report that Saint Apollinaris was ordained Bishop by Saint Peter himself and sent as a missionary bishop to Ravenna during the reign of the emperor Claudius. Renowned for… Read More

Jul. 19 Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Confessor. His feast in the… Read More

Jul. 18 Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday

And they went away in the boat to a lonely place by themselves. Now many saw them going, and knew them, and they ran there on foot from all the… Read More
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