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Ordinary Time: October 27th

Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Called “Abuna” or “the father” of Ethiopia, St. Frumentius was sent to that land by St. Athanasius. Frumentius was born in Tyre, Lebanon. While on a voyage in the Red Sea with St. Aedesius, possibly his brother, only Frumentius and... More

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Ordinary Time: October 26th

Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in 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 previous liturgical calendar (1962), today... More

Ordinary Time: October 25th

Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time; Six Welsh Martyrs and Companions (Wales)

Today in Wales is the feast of the Six Welsh Martyrs and their Companions. The Welsh Martyrs are the priests Philip Evans and John Lloyd, John Jones, David Lewis, John Roberts, and the teacher Richard Gwyn, and 34 English companions who... More

Ordinary Time: October 24th

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time; World Mission Day

Today is World Mission Day. Read the Message for World Mission Day 2021 by Pope Francis. And they came to Jericho; and as he was leaving... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: October 23rd

Saturday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. John of Capistrano, Priest

John was a native of Capistrano, in Italy. He became a Franciscan and was one of the great organizers of the struggle against the Mohammedans in the 15th century, when they threatened to overrun the whole of Europe. Mohammed II had taken... More

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Ordinary Time: October 22nd

Friday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. John Paul II, Pope

The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship has approved the insertion of the Optional Memorial of Pope 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

Ordinary Time: October 21st

Thursday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

According to the previous liturgical calendar (1962) , today is the commemoration of St. Hilarion, Abbot, who was born of pagan parents near Gaza in Palestine toward the close of the third century. He studied at Alexandria and became a... More

Ordinary Time: October 20th

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross, Priest (USA)

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 previous liturgical... More

Ordinary Time: October 19th

Memorial of Sts. John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs (USA); Optional Memorial of Bl. George (Jerzy) Popieluszko (Poland)

Today the dioceses of the United States celebrate the Memorial of Sts. John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues (priests) and their companions. They were Jesuit missionaries who died as martyrs in North America where they preached the Gospel.... 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

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 he said to them, "What do you want me to do for you?" And they said to him, "Grant us to sit,... More

Sunday: a day of rest.