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Ordinary Time: September 16th

Memorial of Sts. Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs; St. Ninian, Bishop (Scotland, Feast)

Today the Church commemorates two friends in the service of Christ and his Church. Cornelius, a Roman, was the twenty-first Pope during the reign of the Emperor Gallus and Volusian. He had to oppose Novatian, the first anti-pope, who... More

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Ordinary Time: September 15th

Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

Devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady has its roots in Sacred Scripture and in Christian piety, which always associates the Blessed Mother with her suffering Son. Today's feast was introduced by the Servites in order to intensify... More

Ordinary Time: September 14th

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

This feast was observed in Rome before the end of the seventh century. It commemorates the recovery of the Holy Cross, which had been placed on Mt. Calvary by St. Helena and preserved in Jerusalem, but then had fallen into the hands of... More

Ordinary Time: September 13th

Memorial of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

St. John Chrysostom, born in Antioch about 347 A.D., was a great genius. His powerful eloquence earned him the surname of Chrysostom, or golden mouthed. With St. Athanasius, St. Gregory Nazianzen and St. Basil, he forms the group of the... More

Ordinary Time: September 12th

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

And Jesus went on with his disciples, to the villages of Caesare'a Philip'pi; and on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that I am?" And they told him, "John the Baptist; and others say, Eli'jah; and others one of the... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: September 11th

Saturday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time

According to tradition Sts. Protus and Hyacinth were Romans by birth, brothers and servants in the house of St. Basilla. They were burned alive around 257, during the persecution of Valerian and Gallian. St. Hyacinth is unique among Roman... More

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Ordinary Time: September 10th

Friday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time

St. Nicholas of Tolentino, a native of Sant' Angelo, in the diocese of Fermo, was born about the year 1245. As a young man, but already endowed with a canon's stall, he was one day greatly affected by a sermon preached by a Hermit of St.... More

Ordinary Time: September 9th

Memorial of St. Peter Claver, Priest

Peter Claver was born of a distinguished family in Catalonia, Spain. He became a Jesuit in 1604, and left for Colombia in 1610, dedicating himself to the service of black slaves. For thirty-three years he ministered to slaves, caring for... More

Ordinary Time: September 8th

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary was born to be the mother of the Savior of the world, the spiritual mother of all men, and the holiest of God's creatures. Because of her Son's infinite merits, she was conceived and born immaculate and full of grace. Through her,... More

Ordinary Time: September 7th

Tuesday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time

According to tradition today is the feast of St. Regina (Reine) who after undergoing many cruel torments, was beheaded for the faith at Aliza, formerly a large town called Alexia, famous for the siege which Caesar laid to it, now a small... More

Ordinary Time: September 6th

Monday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time; Labor Day (USA)

Mary suffered because of her intimate union with Christ, on account of our sins, and on behalf of her spiritual children. Devotion to the Mother of Sorrows and the Seven Sorrows of Mary encourages us to flee from sin and inflames our... More