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Ordinary Time: June 24th

Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist

This feast, a segment of Advent in the season of Ordinary Time, makes us aware of the wonderful inner relationship between the sacred mysteries; for we are still in the midst of one Church year and already a bridge is being erected to the... More

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Ordinary Time: June 23rd

Wednesday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

The Birth of St. John the Baptist is a solemnity, and so observance still begins with Evening Prayer I in the Liturgy of the Hours of the preceding day. The liturgical day is from midnight to midnight in the Church's observance, except... More

Ordinary Time: June 22nd

Tuesday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Paulinus of Nola, bishop and confessor; Optional Memorial of Sts. John Fisher, bishop and martyr and Thomas More, martyr

St. Thomas More was born in London, England and was Chancellor of King Henry VIII. As a family man and a public servant, his life was a rare synthesis of human sensitivity and Christian wisdom. St. John Fisher studied Theology in... More

Ordinary Time: June 21st

Memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, confessor

St. Aloysius Gonzaga's outstanding quality was his radiant purity and the Church praises this perfect innocence with the words, "Thou has made him little less than the angels." He was baptized in the womb, because his life was in danger,... More

Ordinary Time: June 20th

Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care if we perish?" And he... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: June 19th

Saturday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Romuald, abbot

St. Romuald was born in Ravenna of a noble family. Founder of the Camaldolese monks — one of the Italian branches of the Benedictines — in which the eremitical life is combined with life in community. He died in 1027, after a life of... More

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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

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