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Ordinary Time: July 20th

Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Apollinaris (d. 79). Early accounts report that Apollinaris was ordained bishop by Saint Peter himself and sent as a missionary bishop to Ravenna during the reign of the emperor Claudius.... More

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Ordinary Time: July 19th

Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

The Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Aurea (d. 856), Roman Catholic Martyr of Spain. She was born in Cordova, Spain, in the ninth century to Muslim parents. She was also the sister of Ss. Aldolphus and John, who were... More

Ordinary Time: July 18th

Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest (USA)

The Church celebrates the Optional Memorial of St. Camillus de Lellis (1550-1641). Camillus suffered an incurable wound in his foot, experienced the horrors of the Roman hospitals in the sixteenth century in which the nursing... More

Ordinary Time: July 17th

Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

The Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Alexis (early 5th c.), "Man of God." He was an Eastern saint whose veneration was transplanted from the Byzantine empire to Rome, whence it spread rapidly throughout western... More

Ordinary Time: July 16th

Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Sacred Scripture celebrated the beauty of Carmel where the prophet Elijah defended the purity of Israel's faith in the living God. In the twelfth century, hermits withdrew to that mountain and later founded the Carmelite order devoted... More

Ordinary Time: July 15th

Memorial of St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Today is the Memorial of St. Bonaventure (1221-1274), who was born in Italy in 1221. He joined the Franciscan Order and went to Paris for his studies. He was made General of his Order and deserves to be reckoned its second... More

Ordinary Time: July 14th

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but... More

Ordinary Time: July 13th

Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Henry

Today the Church celebrates the Optional Memorial of St. Henry II (972-1024). He was successively Duke of Bavaria, King of Germany and Emperor, devoted himself to the spread of religion by rebuilding churches and founding... More

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Ordinary Time: July 12th

Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Today the Roman Martyrology commemorates: —Sts. Louis (1823-1894) and Zélie (1831-1877) Martin, best remembered as the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (the Little Flower), but they are models of holiness... More

Ordinary Time: July 11th

Memorial of St. Benedict, Abbot

Today is the Memorial of St. Benedict (480-547), who was born at Nursia in Umbria in about 480 and was sent to Rome to be educated, but soon left the world to live a solitary life at Subiaco. After living in a cave in the... More

Ordinary Time: July 10th

Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

The Roman Martyrology commemorates today: St. Canute (or Knud) (1043-1086), King of Denmark. St. Canute was put to death out of hatred of his faith and his zeal in working for its extension in his kingdom. He was... More