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Ordinary Time: November 20th

Wednesday of the Thirty-Third 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. Felix of Valois, one of the courageous companions of St. John of Matha in the foundation of the Trinitarian Order for the... More

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Ordinary Time: November 19th

Tuesday of the Thirty-Third 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. Elizabeth of Hungary and the commemoration of St. Pontianus (or Pontian). According to the Ordinary Form St. Elizabeth's... More

Ordinary Time: November 18th

Monday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorials of the Dedication of the Churches of Peter and Paul, apostles; St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, virgin (USA)

The whole Church celebrates today the dedication of the two great Roman basilicas of St. Peter at the Vatican and of St. Paul-outside-the-Walls. The basilica of St. Peter stands on the site of the tomb of the Prince of the Apostles, where... More

Ordinary Time: November 17th

Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

"Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, plagues, and famines in various places — and in the sky fearful omens and great signs. But before any of this, they will manhandle and... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: November 16th

Saturday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorials of St. Margaret of Scotland; St. Gertrude, virgin

St. Margaret (c. 1045-1093) was the great-niece of St. Edward the Confessor. She was a Saxon princess, raised in Hungary in exile. Returning to England, she had to flee once again after the Battle of Hastings, to the court of Malcolm, the... More

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Ordinary Time: November 15th

Friday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Albert the Great, bishop, confessor and doctor

Today the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. Albert the Great, son of a German nobleman, who was studying at Padua when the Master General of the Dominicans, Jordan of Saxony, succeeded in attracting him to that Order. He was... More

Ordinary Time: November 14th

Thursday of the Thirty-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. Josephat, a Catholic of the Ruthenian rite. He was an apostle of the return of the Orthodox schismatics to the Church of... More

Ordinary Time: November 13th

Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin (USA)

Today the dioceses in the United States celebrate the memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin, born in Lombardy, Italy, one of thirteen children. She came to America as a missionary, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred... More

Ordinary Time: November 12th

Memorial of St. Josaphat, bishop and martyr

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Josaphat, a Catholic of the Ruthenian rite. Born in the then Polish region of Lithuania of Orthodox parents, he became a Catholic and a Ukrainian Basilian monk. Chosen bishop, he worked... More

Ordinary Time: November 11th

Memorial of St. Martin of Tours, bishop; Veterans Day (USA)

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Martin of Tours, bishop. St. Martin is the first bishop and confessor honored by the Church in the West. He was a principal apostle of Gaul, where his feast was celebrated as a holyday of... More

Ordinary Time: November 10th

Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jesus said to them, "The children of this age marry and remarry; but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. They can no longer die, for they are... More

Sunday: a day of rest.