Jan. 18 Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

Today in the former calendar (1962) is the feast of St. Peter’s Chair at Rome and the commemoration of St. Prisca, virgin and martyr. The Feast of the Chair of… Read More

Jan. 17 Memorial of St. Anthony, abbot, Memorial

In both calendars the Church commemorates the abbot from the 3rd century. St. Anthony, the father of monks, retired to the desert at about the age of eighteen in order… Read More

Jan. 16 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time , Sunday

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When… Read More

Jan. 15 Saturday of the First Week in 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 Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

According to the previous liturgical calendar (1962), today is the feast of St. Hilary, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of the Church. In the current calendar, his feast is celebrated a… Read More

Jan. 13 Thursday of the First Week in 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 Wednesday of the First Week in 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 Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

According to the previous liturgical calendar (1962), today is the commemoration of Pope St. Hyginus. During the four years of his pontificate (138-142), he had to oppose the heresy of… Read More

Jan. 10 Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

The Roman Martyrology includes today St. William of Bourges, Cistercian bishop who distinguished himself by his austerities, concern for the poor, the defense of the rights of the Church against… Read More

Jan. 9 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
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