Jan. 15 Friday of the First Week of Ordinary Time; Our Lady of Prompt Succor; Black Christ of Esquipulas (Guatemala) , Weekday

It was from St. Jerome (+ 420) that the west learned of the life of St. Paul the Hermit; the book, which he devoted to the life of the first… Read More

Jan. 14 Thursday of the First Week of 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. Felix who lived in the third century. He… Read More

Jan. 13 Wednesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Hilary of Poitiers, bishop and doctor; Memorial of St. Kentigern, bishop (Scotland), Opt. Mem.

St. Hilary of Poitiers (310-367) was one of the great champions of the Catholic belief in the divinity of Christ. By his preaching, his treatise on the Trinity, his part… Read More

Jan. 12 Tuesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time, Weekday

Today the Church in Canada celebrates the memorial of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, renowned for her work, her spirituality and her impact on society and the Church in North America. In… Read More

Jan. 11 Monday of the First Week of 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. Hyginus. During the four years of his pontificate… Read More

Jan. 10 Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Feast

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas. The Church recalls Our Lord’s second manifestation or epiphany… Read More

Jan. 9 Saturday Christmas Weekday; Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot , Weekday

In 1818 a young French lay woman, Pauline Marie Jaricot, founded the Association for the Propagation of the Faith, officially recognized on 3 May 1822. Pauline is “the foundress of… Read More

Jan. 8 Friday Christmas Weekday, Weekday

The Magi are called “saints” for the first time in the writings of Archbishop Hildebert of Tours (1133). In the twelfth century their veneration spread over all of Europe. The… Read More

Jan. 7 Thursday Christmas Weekday; Optional Memorial of St. Raymond of Penafort, priest; St. Andre Bessette, religious (Can), Opt. Mem.

Born in Barcelona, Spain, St. Raymond of Penafort was the third Superior-General of the Domincan Order. He is famous for his work in the freeing of slaves. He wrote five… Read More

Jan. 6 Wednesday Christmas Weekday; Optional Memorial of St. Andre Bessette, religious; Epiphany (traditional), Opt. Mem.

St. André was born near Quebec, and entered the Congregation of the Holy Cross as a Brother. He performed humble tasks for over forty years and entrusted all of the… Read More
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