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Easter: April 16th

Friday of the Second Week of Easter

According to the General Roman Calendar, today is the feast of St. Bernadette Soubirous. Bernadette, the oldest of six children, was born in Lourdes, France, in 1844. At the age of 14, between 11 February 1858 and 16 July 1858, Bernadette... More

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Easter: April 15th

Thursday of the Second Week of Easter

According to the Roman Martyrology, today is the feast of Sts. Basilissa and Anastasia, two noble women who were disciples of the Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul at Rome, and were beheaded by order of Nero, as the Roman and Greek... More

Easter: April 14th

Wednesday of the Second 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. Justin, martyr and also the commemoration of Sts. Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus, martyrs who died with St. Cecilia. St.... More

Easter: April 13th

Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Martin I

St. Martin was born in Todi, Italy. He was elected pope in 649 during the period of the last Christological controversy. For his defense of Christ as true God and true man, he was exiled by the Byzantine emperor Constans II to Crimea... More

Easter: April 12th

Monday of the Second Week of Easter

According to the Roman Martyology, today is the feast of St. Julius, a Roman who was chosen Pope on the 6th of February in 337. He ruled the Church until 352 and received the appeal from St. Athanasius, whom he defended against his Arian... More

Easter: April 11th

Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy)

"I shall sing forever the Lord's mercy." (Ps 89 [88]) This Sunday is popularly known as Mercy of God Sunday. Between 1930 and 1938 Christ appeared to Sister Faustina, a Sister of Mercy in Poland who initiated the Divine Mercy devotion.... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Easter: April 10th

Saturday in the Octave of Easter

"Lastly, He showed himself to the Eleven themselves while they were at table. He reproached them for their incredulity and obstinacy.... And He said to them, 'Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation'" (Mark 16:... More

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Easter: April 9th

Friday in the Octave of Easter

"Children, have you any fish?" They answered him, "No." He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish. That... More

Easter: April 8th

Thursday in the Octave of Easter

"Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you!'" The Gospel tells of an appearance of Jesus in the Cenacle on the very day of His resurrection. The newly baptized (neophytes) and all Christians with them, must live... More

Easter: April 7th

Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

Today the Gospel relates the story of the disciples and Jesus on the road to Emmaus. Through the holy Eucharist we are drawn deeper and deeper into the saving death and glorious resurrection of the immortal Christ. Like Cleophas and Luke... More

Easter: April 6th

Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

The first eight days of the Easter season form the Easter octave and are celebrated as solemnities of the Lord. Each day is another little Easter. The Alleluia verse is repeated throughout the octave: "This is the day the Lord has made;... More