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Easter: May 30th

Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Today is the feast of Pope St. Felix I, who governed the Church from 268 to 273. St. Felix I was buried in the "crypt of the popes," in the catacomb of St. Callixtus, and is often confused with the second century martyr St. Felix, a... More

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Easter: May 29th

Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Paul VI, pope; St. Ursula Ledóchowska (Poland)

St. Paul VI was canonized and added to the liturgical calendar on January 25, 2019, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Giovanni Battista Montini was born on September 26, 1897, in a village near Brescia Concesio. On May 29, 1920, he... More

Easter: May 28th

Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury. He was sent by St. Gregory the Great to the Anglo-Saxons and is the great Apostle of England and... More

Easter: May 27th

Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Augustine of Canterbury, bishop

St. Augustine was born in Rome and died in Canterbury, England, in 604. When Pope Gregory I heard that the pagans of Britain were disposed to accept the Catholic Faith, he sent the prior of St. Andrew, Augustine, and forty of his... More

Easter: May 26th

Memorial of St. Philip Neri, priest

St. Philip Neri (1515-1595) was born in Florence and died in Rome. He lived a spotless childhood in Florence. Later he came to Rome and after living for fifteen years as a pilgrim and hermit was ordained a priest. He gradually gathered... More

Easter: May 25th

Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor; St. Gregory VII, pope; St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin

St. Bede was born in England. A Benedictine, he was "the most observant and the happiest of all monks." His writings were so full of sound doctrine that he was called "Venerable" while still alive. He wrote commentaries on Holy Scripture... More

Easter: May 24th

Solemnity of the Ascension or the Seventh Sunday of Easter

At the end of His earthly life Jesus ascends triumphantly into heaven. The Church acclaims Him in His holy humanity, invited to sit on the Father's right hand and to share His glory. But Christ's Ascension is the pledge of our own. Filled... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Easter: May 23rd

Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Historically today is the feast of St. Julia of Corsica, also known as Saint Julia of Carthage, and more rarely Saint Julia of Nonza, was a virgin martyr. The date of her death is most probably on or after AD 439. She, along with Saint... More

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Easter: May 22nd

Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of Saint Rita of Cascia, religious

After eighteen years of married life, St. Rita lost, by death, her husband and her two sons. Called afterwards to the religious state, she professed the Rule of St. Augustine at Cascia her native town, in central Italy. In a life-long and... More

Easter: May 21st

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord; Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Christopher Magallanes, priest and martyr, and his companions, martyrs; Optional Memorial of St. Eugene de Mazenod, bishop (Canada)

In the United States, the ecclesiastical provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, and Philadelphia have retained the celebration of the More

Easter: May 20th

Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Bernardine of Siena, priest

Born in 1380, St. Bernardine of Siena left the world at an early age in order to lead a hermit's life. When he was twenty-two, he entered the Franciscan Order, one of whose glories he is. Having been made General of the Order, he resigned... More