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Ordinary Time: November 14th

Thursday of the Thirty-Second 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. Josephat, a Catholic of the Ruthenian rite. He was an apostle of the return of the Orthodox schismatics to the Church of... More

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Ordinary Time: November 13th

Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin (USA)

Today the dioceses in the United States celebrate the memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin, born in Lombardy, Italy, one of thirteen children. She came to America as a missionary, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred... More

Ordinary Time: November 12th

Memorial of St. Josaphat, bishop and martyr

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Josaphat, a Catholic of the Ruthenian rite. Born in the then Polish region of Lithuania of Orthodox parents, he became a Catholic and a Ukrainian Basilian monk. Chosen bishop, he worked... More

Ordinary Time: November 11th

Memorial of St. Martin of Tours, bishop; Veterans Day (USA)

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Martin of Tours, bishop. St. Martin is the first bishop and confessor honored by the Church in the West. He was a principal apostle of Gaul, where his feast was celebrated as a holyday of... More

Ordinary Time: November 10th

Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jesus said to them, "The children of this age marry and remarry; but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. They can no longer die, for they are... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: November 9th

Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, the oldest and highest ranking of the four major basilicas in Rome. The Basilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral of the diocese of Rome, the... More

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Ordinary Time: November 8th

Friday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time; Bl. John Duns Scotus, priest

Newly beatified in 1993 by St. John Paul II, the Franciscans and other particular calendars may celebrate the optional memorial of Blessed John Duns Scotus, a Scottish Franciscan priest and theologian who died in 1308. He was the founder... More

Ordinary Time: November 7th

Thursday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time

The month of November is dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory. Is it not sad but true that the living so soon forget the dead? We forget when we live, we are forgotten when we die. "Lay my body anywhere," pleaded the dying St. Monica with... More

Ordinary Time: November 6th

Wednesday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time

Historically today is the feast of St. Leonard of Limoges, a hermit-abbot who was a convert of St. Remigius. He was a French courtier offered a bishopric, but became a recluse at Micy, France. He then lived at Limoges, France, and he was... More

Ordinary Time: November 5th

Tuesday of the Thirty-First 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 the Holy Relics Preserved in the Churches of the Diocese. It is also historically the feast of Sts. Zachary & Elizabeth, the... More

Ordinary Time: November 4th

Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo, bishop

St. Charles Borromeo (1538-1584) was a member of a noble family and a nephew of Pope Pius IV. He was made a Cardinal at the age of 23 and assisted the Pope in administering the affairs of the Holy See and in governing the Church. Soon... More