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Ordinary Time: February 22nd

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, apostle

This feast brings to mind the mission of teacher and pastor conferred by Christ on Peter, and continued in an unbroken line down to the present Pope. We celebrate the unity of the Church, founded upon the Apostle, and renew our assent to... More

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Ordinary Time: February 21st

Friday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Peter Damian, bishop and doctor

St. Peter Damian, a man of vehemence in all his actions who was brought up in the hard school of poverty, found that he had the vocation of a reformer. He exercised it in the first place against himself as one of the hermits of... More

Ordinary Time: February 20th

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time; Sts. Francisco & Jacinta Marto (Portugal)

Franciso and Jacinta Marto were officially declared saints of the Catholic Church by Pope Francis on May 13, 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. The brother and sister who tended to their families’ sheep with their cousin Lucia Santo in the fields... More

Ordinary Time: February 19th

Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Historically today is the feast of St. Conrad of Piacenza, a friar and hermit celebrated for piety and miraculous cures at Noto in Sicily and St. Gabinus, brother of Pope St. Caius, father of St. Susanna, who was ordained in his old... More

Ordinary Time: February 18th

Tuesday of the Sixth 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. Simeon, bishop and martyr. He was successor to the apostle St. James in the See of Jerusalem and was arrested and probably... More

Ordinary Time: February 17th

Monday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of Seven Founders of the Order of Servites

Today the liturgy honors seven noble Florentines who in the thirteenth century, at a time when Florence and all Italy was torn by civil strife, banded together to found, not far from Florence on Monte Senario, the Order of Servites of the... More

Ordinary Time: February 16th

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: February 15th

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time; St. Claude de la Colombiere, priest (some places)

The Jesuit Priest St. Claude de la Colombière was the first to believe in the mystical revelations of the Sacred Heart given to St. Margaret Mary in Paray le Monial Convent, France. Thanks to his support, St. Margaret Mary’s superior also... More

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Ordinary Time: February 14th

Memorial of Sts. Cyril, monk and St. Methodius, bishop

St. Cyril was a priest and a philosopher and accompanied his brother St. Methodius to Moravia to preach the Gospel. They both perfected a Slavonic alphabet which is now known as the Cyrillic alphabet and translated the liturgy into this... More

Ordinary Time: February 13th

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Historically today is the feast of St. Catherine de Ricci a native of Florence, Italy, who became a Dominican tertiary in 1535 and eventually filled the offices of novice-mistress and prioress. She was famous for her ecstasies in which... More

Ordinary Time: February 12th

Wednesday of the Fifth 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 Seven Founders of the Servite Order. Their feast in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is celebrated on February 17th.... More