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Easter: April 26th

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Can); St. Raphael Arnaiz Baron, monk (Spain

The devotion to our Lady of Good Counsel originated at Gennazzano, a village in the neighborhood of Rome, where an Augustinian church, in which is enshrined a miraculous picture of our Lady, had been for centuries a place of popular... More

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Easter: April 25th

Feast of St. Mark, evangelist

St. Mark, the author of the second Gospel, was the son of Mary whose house at Jerusalem was the meeting place of Christians. He was baptized and instructed by St. Peter. In about the year 42 A.D. he came to Rome with the Prince of the... More

Easter: April 24th

Optional Memorial of St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr

St. Fidelis was born at Sigmaringen in Swabia in 1577. He practiced at first as a lawyer and so took to heart the cause of the needy that he was known as the poor man's lawyer. Then he joined the Capuchin Friars Minor and was sent by the... More

Easter: April 23rd

Optional Memorial of St. George, martyr and St. Adalbert, bishop and martyr

Veneration of St. George comes to us from the east, probably from Palestine where he was held in high honor as a martyr. Regarded as the patron of Christian armies, he is venerated under this title by the Latins as well as by the... More

Easter: April 22nd

Fourth Sunday of Easter

I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them.... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Easter: April 21st

Optional Memorial of St. Anselm, bishop & doctor

St. Anselm (1033-1109) was born in Aosta, Italy, and died in Canterbuy, England. St. Anselm's services to the Church are principally the following: First, as Archbishop of Canterbury he defended the rights and liberties of the Church... More

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Easter: April 20th

Monday of the Third Week of Easter (Optional Memorial of St. Beuno in Wales)

The Church in Wales is celebrating the feast of St. Beuno, one of its greatest saints. He was a wonder-worker and aristocrat, monk and master of monks, patriot, challenger of tyrants — that was the medieval picture of the man which is... More

Easter: April 19th

Thursday of the Third Week of Easter

Historically today is the feast of St. Leo IX, a cousin of the emperor Conrad the Salie, born in Alsace, and baptized Bruno. He was made bishop of Toul in 1026 and constrained to accept the papal office in 1048. He took his spiritual... More

Easter: April 18th

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter

Historically today is the feast of St. Apollonius, the Apologist, a martyr whose Apologia, or defense of the faith, is called one of the most priceless documents of the early Church. Apollonius was a Roman senator who was denounced... More

Easter: April 17th

Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Ancetus, who was the tenth successor of St. Peter. He governed the Church from 155 to 166, years of great difficulty when... More

Easter: April 16th

Monday of the Third Week of Easter

Although there are no saints on the Universal Calendar, today marks the historical feasts of St. Bernadette Soubirous and St. Benedict Joseph Labre. Bernadette, the oldest of six children, was born in Lourdes, France, in 1844. At the... More