Oct. 18 Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist, Feast

St. Luke, the inspired author of the third Gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles, was a native of Antioch in Syria and a physician, and one of the… Read More

Oct. 17 Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

And James and John, the sons of Zeb’edee, came forward to him, and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And… Read More

Oct. 16 Saturday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Hedwig, Religious; St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin; St. Marguerite d’Youville, Religious (Memorial, Canada), Opt. Mem.

Hedwig (1174-1243), the aunt of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, was married at an early age to Henry, Duke of Silesia. After their six children had been born, they both strove… Read More

Oct. 15 Memorial of St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church, Memorial

St. Teresa (1515-1582) was born in Avila and died in Alba, Spain. When only a child of seven, she ran away from home in the hope of being martyred by… Read More

Oct. 14 Thursday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr, Opt. Mem.

A Christian slave of Rome, Callistus was ordained deacon by Pope St. Zephyrinus, whom he succeeded as pope in the year 217. As deacon he was guardian of the Christian… Read More

Oct. 13 Wednesday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

According to the previous liturgical calendar (1962), today is the feast of St. Edward (1003-1066), called the Confessor, was the grandson of St. Edward, king and martyr, and became king… Read More

Oct. 12 Tuesday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time; Bl. Carlo Acutis, Weekday

Bl. Carlo Acutis, a Catholic Italian teenager who died in 2006, was beatified on October 10, 2021, in Assisi. Acutis, a gamer and computer programmer who loved soccer and the… Read More

Oct. 11 Monday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. John XXIII, Pope , Opt. Mem.

Today is the feast of St. John XXIII, pope from 1958-1963, best known for convening the Second Vatican Council. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 3,… Read More

Oct. 10 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure… Read More

Oct. 9 Saturday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Denis, Bishop and Companions, Martyrs; St. John Leonardi, Priest; Feast of St. John Henry Newman, Priest (Eng/Wales), Weekday

St. John Leonardi (1543-1609), a zealous Italian apostle, founded the congregation of the Mother of God, whose priest-members traveled throughout Tuscany urging the people to a stronger interest in their… Read More
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