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Ordinary Time: November 22nd

Memorial of St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr. St. Cecilia is one of the most famous and most venerated of Roman martyrs. Her body was discovered in 822 and transferred to the title church that bears her name... More

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Ordinary Time: November 21st

Memorial of the Presentation of Mary

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of the Presentation of Mary. The three feasts of the birthday of Our Lady, the holy Name of Mary and her Presentation in the Temple correspond in the Marian cycle with the first three feasts of the... More

Ordinary Time: November 20th

Wednesday of the Thirty-Third 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. Felix of Valois, one of the courageous companions of St. John of Matha in the foundation of the Trinitarian Order for the... More

Ordinary Time: November 19th

Tuesday of the Thirty-Third 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. Elizabeth of Hungary and the commemoration of St. Pontianus (or Pontian). According to the Ordinary Form St. Elizabeth's... More

Ordinary Time: November 18th

Monday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorials of the Dedication of the Churches of Peter and Paul, apostles; St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, virgin (USA)

The whole Church celebrates today the dedication of the two great Roman basilicas of St. Peter at the Vatican and of St. Paul-outside-the-Walls. The basilica of St. Peter stands on the site of the tomb of the Prince of the Apostles, where... More

Ordinary Time: November 17th

Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

"Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, plagues, and famines in various places — and in the sky fearful omens and great signs. But before any of this, they will manhandle and... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: November 16th

Saturday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorials of St. Margaret of Scotland; St. Gertrude, virgin

St. Margaret (c. 1045-1093) was the great-niece of St. Edward the Confessor. She was a Saxon princess, raised in Hungary in exile. Returning to England, she had to flee once again after the Battle of Hastings, to the court of Malcolm, the... More

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Ordinary Time: November 15th

Friday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Albert the Great, bishop, confessor and doctor

Today the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. Albert the Great, son of a German nobleman, who was studying at Padua when the Master General of the Dominicans, Jordan of Saxony, succeeded in attracting him to that Order. He was... More

Ordinary Time: November 14th

Thursday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time

Ireland celebrates the Optional Memorial (feast in Dublin) of St. Laurence O'Toole (also referred to as "Lawrence"), the Archbishop of Dublin during the takeover of Ireland by the Normans and King Henry II. His efforts in the peace... More

Ordinary Time: November 13th

Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin (USA)

Today the dioceses in the United States celebrate the memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin, born in Lombardy, Italy, one of thirteen children. She came to America as a missionary, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred... More

Ordinary Time: November 12th

Memorial of St. Josaphat, bishop and martyr

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Josaphat, a Catholic of the Ruthenian rite. He was an apostle of the return of the Orthodox schismatics to the Church of Rome. Born in the then Polish region of Lithuania of Orthodox... More