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Ordinary Time: October 26th

Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

"This is a Saint who strove for the truth, even unto death, and feared not the words of sinful men, forasmuch as he was founded upon a sure foundation." — Antiphon for Vespers According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the... More

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Ordinary Time: October 25th

Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time; Forty Martyrs of England & Wales (Eng & Wal)

Today in England is the feast of the Forty Holy Martyrs of England and Wales (in Wales this is a memorial), a group of forty men, women, religious, priests, and lay people who were canonized by Pope Paul VI on October 25, 1970. These... More

Ordinary Time: October 24th

Optional Memorial of St. Anthony Claret, bishop

Today the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. Anthony Claret, bishop, the founder of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Anthony Mary Claret died in the Cistercian monastery at Fontfroide in France on this date... More

Ordinary Time: October 23rd

Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else; "Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: October 22nd

Optional Memorial of St. John Paul II

The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship has approved the insertion of the optional memorial of St. John Paul II in the proper calendar of the dioceses of the United States for today. Karol Jozef Wojtyla was born in 1920 in... More

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Ordinary Time: October 21st

Friday of the Twenty Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Hilarion, who was born of pagan parents near Gaza in Palestine toward the close of the third century. He studied at... More

Ordinary Time: October 20th

Optional Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross, priest

St. Paul of the Cross devoted himself to the service of the poor and the sick. He is best known for his apostolic zeal and his great penances. He founded the congregation of the Passionists. According to the 1962 Missal of St. John... More

Ordinary Time: October 19th

Memorial of Sts. Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf, priests and martyrs and companions, martyrs

Today in the dioceses of the United States the Church celebrates the optional memorial of Sts. Issac Jogues and John de Brébeuf (priests and martyrs) and their companions (martyrs). They were Jesuit missionaries who died as martyrs in... More

Ordinary Time: October 18th

Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist

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 early converts from paganism. He accompanied St. Paul on a considerable part of his... More

Ordinary Time: October 17th

Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr

St. Ignatius is one of the great bishops of the early Church. He was the successor of St. Peter as Bishop of Antioch. He was condemned to death by wild beasts during the Emperor Trajan's persecution. On his way to Rome, he wrote seven... More

Ordinary Time: October 16th

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jesus told his disciples a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man; and there was a widow in that city who kept coming... More

Sunday: a day of rest.