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Lent: February 25th

Thursday of the First Week of Lent

According to the Roman Martyrology today is the feast of St. Walburga, sister of Sts. Willibald and Winebald. She became a nun at Wimborne in Dorset under St. Tatta and followed St. Lioba to Germany at the invitation of St. Boniface. She... More

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Lent: February 24th

Wednesday of the First Week of Lent

But Jesus told them, "Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother (and be joined to his... More

Lent: February 23rd

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent; Optional Memorial of St. Polycarp

St. Polycarp of Smyrna, was converted to Christianity by St. John the Evangelist. He was a disciple of the apostles and friend of St. Ignatius of Antioch. He was ordained bishop of Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey) and was about eighty-six when... More

Lent: 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

Lent: February 21st

First Sunday of Lent

The scene of the temptation, which opens the public life of Jesus, declares in the Gospels in a very forceful manner the great change in our lives that He introduces into the world by His work of redemption. Where Adam fell, Christ, the... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Lent: February 20th

Saturday after Ash Wednesday; 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

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Lent: February 19th

Friday After Ash Wednesday

According to the Roman Martyrology 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... More

Lent: February 18th

Thursday After Ash Wednesday

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 the successor to the apostle St. James in the See of Jerusalem and was arrested and... More

Lent: February 17th

Ash Wednesday

The time has now come in the Church year for the solemn observance of the great central act of history, the redemption of the human race by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the Roman Rite, the beginning of the forty days of penance is... More

Ordinary Time: February 16th

Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is a celebration marking the time until the start of the penitential season of Lent, a time of prayer, fasting and penance through a period of 40 days until Easter. The time after Epiphany until Lent begins is... More

Ordinary Time: February 15th

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

The Jesuit Priest St. Claude de la Colombiere 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