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Easter: April 21st

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Anselm, bishop & doctor

St. Anselm (1033-1109) was born in Aosta, Italy, and died in Canterbuy, England. St. Anselm's services to the Church are principally the following: First, as Archbishop of Canterbury he defended the rights and liberties of the Church... More

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Easter: April 20th

Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter (Optional Memorial of St. Beuno in Wales)

The Church in Wales is celebrating the feast of St. Beuno, one of its greatest saints. He was a wonder-worker and aristocrat, monk and master of monks, patriot, challenger of tyrants — that was the medieval picture of the man which is... More

Easter: April 19th

Monday of the Third Week of Easter

Historically today is the feast of St. Apollonius, the Apologist, a martyr whose Apologia, or defense of the faith, is called one of the most priceless documents of the early Church. Apollonius was a Roman senator who was denounced... More

Easter: April 18th

Third Sunday of Easter

Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread. As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them. But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit.... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Easter: April 17th

Saturday 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. Ancetus, who was the tenth successor of St. Peter. He governed the Church from 155 to 166, years of great difficulty when... More

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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

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.