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Ordinary Time: June 18th

Friday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

The virtues of gratitude, confidence and love, stimulated and motivated by the Holy Eucharist, are especially necessary in the modern world. Today gratitude has become a forgotten virtue; confidence in God has been replaced by arrogant... More

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Ordinary Time: June 17th

Thursday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time; St. Albert Chmielowski (Poland)

Today is the feast of St. Albert Chmielowski who was born in Igolomia near Kraków as the eldest of four children in a wealthy family, he was christened Adam. During the 1864 revolt against Czar Alexander III, Adam’s wounds forced the... More

Ordinary Time: June 16th

Wednesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

St. John Francis Regis was ordained into the Society of Jesus in 1630. He was gifted with a marvelous talent for missions, he labored for the conversion of the Huguenots, assisted the needy, and aided in the rescue of wayward women. St.... More

Ordinary Time: June 15th

Tuesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

The Holy Martyrs Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia suffered for Christ during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (284-305). According to the 1962 Missal of Pope St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is their... More

Ordinary Time: June 14th

Monday of the Eleventh 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. Basil the Great. His feast in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is celebrated on More

Ordinary Time: June 13th

Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

"To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: June 12th

Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

In the midst of the second world war Pope Pius XII put the whole world under the special protection of our Savior's Mother by consecrating it to her Immaculate Heart, and in 1944 he decreed that in the future the whole Church should... More

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Ordinary Time: June 11th

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; St. Barnabas

"I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of final perseverance; they shall not die in my... More

Ordinary Time: June 10th

Thursday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

St. Landericus was the Bishop of Paris from 650 to his death. He is best remembered as the founder of the first hospital in Paris. According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the... More

Ordinary Time: June 9th

Wednesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Ephrem, deacon and doctor

St. Ephrem, called "the Harp of the Holy Spirit," is the great classic Doctor of the Syrian church. As deacon at Edessa, he vigorously combated the heresies of his time, and to do so more effectively wrote poems and hymns about the... More

Ordinary Time: June 8th

Tuesday of the Tenth 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 Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces. Pope Leo XIII declared in his Encyclical of September 22, 1891: "We may affirm that nothing, by... More