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Ordinary Time: January 27th

Wednesday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Angela Merici, virgin

St. Angela was born in northern Italy. In 1516, she founded the Order of Ursulines, the first teaching order for women approved by the Church. According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite,... More

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Ordinary Time: January 26th

Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus, bishops

St. Timothy, born in Galatia in Asia Minor, was baptized and later ordained to the priesthood by St. Paul. The young Galatian became Paul's missionary companion and his most beloved spiritual son. St. Paul showed his trust in this... More

Ordinary Time: January 25th

Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle

St. Paul, named Saul at his circumcision, a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin, was born at Tarsus, the capitol of Cilicia. He was a Roman citizen. He was brought up as a strict Jew, and later became a violent persecutor of the Christians.... More

Ordinary Time: January 24th

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time has been designated as the "Sunday of the Word of God" (the Sunday usually falls between January 21-27). See More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: January 23rd

Saturday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorials of St. Vincent of Saragossa, deacon & martyr; St. Marianne Cope

St. Vincent of Saragossa, one of the greatest deacons of the Church, suffered martyrdom in Valencia in the persecution under Diocletian. He was born in Huesca, Spain. Marianne Cope was born on January 23, 1838, in Darmstadt, Germany.... More

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Ordinary Time: January 22nd

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

January 22 is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the day established by the Church of penance for abortion, has been formally named as the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” On this day (or January 23rd... More

Ordinary Time: January 21st

Memorial of St. Agnes, virgin and martyr; Our Lady of High Grace (Dominican Republic)

St. Agnes (c. 304) like St. Cecilia, is to be numbered among the most famous martyrs of Rome. When the Diocletian persecution was at its height, and when priests as well as laymen were apostatizing from the faith, Agnes, a girl of twelve,... More

Ordinary Time: January 20th

Wednesday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorials of St. Fabian, pope and martyr; St. Sebastian, martyr

St. Fabian and St. Sebastian have always been venerated together, and their names were coupled in the ancient martyrologies, as they are still in the Litany of Saints. St. Fabian was Pope from 236 to 250 AD. He promoted the... More

Ordinary Time: January 19th

Tuesday of the 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 Sts. Marius, Martha, Audivax and Abachum, a group of Persian martyrs of the third century who died for the faith in Rome. St.... More

Ordinary Time: January 18th

Monday of the 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. Peter's Chair at Rome and the commemoration of St. Prisca, virgin and martyr. The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter in the... More

Ordinary Time: January 17th

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, "Behold, the Lamb of God." The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, "What are... More

Sunday: a day of rest.