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Ordinary Time: July 15th

Fifteenth Sunday of 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 to... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: July 14th

Memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin

Kateri was born in 1656 near the town of Auriesville, New York, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior. She was baptized by Jesuit missionary Fr. Jacques de Lambertville on Easter of 1676 at the age of twenty. She devoted her life to prayer,... More

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Ordinary Time: July 13th

Optional Memorial of St. Henry; St.Clelia Barbieri, foundress (Italy)

Henry II, successively Duke of Bavaria, King of Germany and Emperor, devoted himself to the spread of religion by rebuilding churches and founding monasteries. Until the end of his life he displayed the virtues of a great saint. Together... More

Ordinary Time: July 12th

Thursday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Sts. Louis and Zelia Martin

Sts. Louis and Zelia Martin are best known as the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux (the Little Flower), but they are models of holiness in their own right. They are only the second married couple to be canonized. According to the 1962... More

Ordinary Time: July 11th

Memorial of St. Benedict, abbot

St. Benedict 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 mountains for two years as a hermit, he had acquired... More

Ordinary Time: July 10th

Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of the Seven Brothers and Sts. Rufina and Secunda. The Roman widow Felicitas and her seven sons were martyred in about the... More

Ordinary Time: July 9th

Optional Memorial of St. Augustine Zhao Rong, priest and companions, Chinese martyrs

Saint Augustine Zhao Rong was a Chinese diocesan priest who was martyred with his 119 companions in 1815. Among their number was an eighteen year old boy, Chi Zhuzi, who cried out to those who had just cut off his right arm and were... More

Ordinary Time: July 8th

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

And on the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue; and many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get all this? What is the wisdom given to him? What mighty works are wrought by his hands! Is not this the... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: July 7th

Saturday of the Thirteenth 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 Sts. Cyril and Methodius. Their memorial in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is celebrated on March 7. Today is also the... More

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Ordinary Time: July 6th

Optional Memorial of St. Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr

St. Maria Goretti was born near Ancona (Italy). The daughter of a poor peasant family, Maria was well known to her neighbors for her cheerfulness and piety. When she was twelve she was a victim of assault. She preferred to die rather than... More

Ordinary Time: July 5th

Optional Memorial of St. Anthony Zaccaria, priest; St. Elizabeth of Portugal

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria was the founder of the Clerks Regular of St. Paul, later called the Barnabites from the name of their principal church in Rome. He also founded a congregation of nuns which now no longer exists. He was a great... More