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Ordinary Time: June 6th

Saturday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Norbert, bishop

St. Norbert was born at Xanten near Cologne about the year 1080. As a young cleric he resided at the court of the Archbishop of Cologne and then at that of the emperor where he allowed himself to be influenced by the spirit of the world.... More

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Ordinary Time: June 5th

Memorial of St. Boniface, bishop and martyr

St. Boniface, a monk of Exeter in England, is one of the great figures of the Benedictine Order and of the monastic apostolate in the Middle Ages. Gregory II sent him to preach the Gospel in Germany. He evangelized Hesse, Saxony and... More

Ordinary Time: June 4th

Thursday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

Three things made Francis of Caracciolo stand out from his wealthy Neapolitan friends: he was powerfully drawn to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, he fasted every Saturday in honor of the Virgin Mary, and he had a generous love for the... More

Ordinary Time: June 3rd

Memorial of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, martyrs

Today, together with the whole Church, we honor twenty-two Ugandan martyrs. They are the first martyrs of Sub-Saharan Africa and true witnesses of the Christian faith. Charles Lwanga, a catechist and a young leader, was martyred in 1886... More

Ordinary Time: June 2nd

Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs

Peter and Marcellinus are two Roman martyrs who suffered under the Diocletian persecution, about the year 303; the first was an exorcist, the second a priest. Their cultus was so important that after peace was restored to the Church,... More

Ordinary Time: June 1st

Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Church; Memorial of St. Justin, martyr

Pope Francis has decreed that the ancient devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Mother of the Church, be inserted into the Roman Calendar. The liturgical celebration, B. Mariæ Virginis, Ecclesiæ Matris, will be... More

Easter: May 31st

Pentecost Sunday

And when the days of Pentecost were drawing to a close, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Easter: May 30th

Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Today is the feast of Pope St. Felix I, who governed the Church from 268 to 273. St. Felix I was buried in the "crypt of the popes," in the catacomb of St. Callixtus, and is often confused with the second century martyr St. Felix, a... More

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Easter: May 29th

Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Paul VI, pope; St. Ursula Ledóchowska (Poland)

St. Paul VI was canonized and added to the liturgical calendar on January 25, 2019, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Giovanni Battista Montini was born on September 26, 1897, in a village near Brescia Concesio. On May 29, 1920, he... More

Easter: May 28th

Thursday of the Seventh 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. Augustine of Canterbury. He was sent by St. Gregory the Great to the Anglo-Saxons and is the great Apostle of England and... More

Easter: May 27th

Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Augustine of Canterbury, bishop

St. Augustine was born in Rome and died in Canterbury, England, in 604. When Pope Gregory I heard that the pagans of Britain were disposed to accept the Catholic Faith, he sent the prior of St. Andrew, Augustine, and forty of his... More