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Ordinary Time: July 18th

Thursday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Camillus de Lellis (USA)

St. Camillus, entirely without means of existence and from his early youth suffering from an incurable wound in his foot, experienced the horrors of the Roman hospitals in the sixteenth century in which the nursing and other staff were... More

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Ordinary Time: July 17th

Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time

St. Alexius was an Eastern saint whose veneration was transplanted from the Byzantine empire to Rome, whence it spread rapidly throughout western Christendom. Together with the name and veneration of the Saint, his legend was made known... More

Ordinary Time: July 16th

Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Sacred Scripture celebrated the beauty of Carmel where the prophet Elijah defended the purity of Israel's faith in the living God. In the twelfth century, hermits withdrew to that mountain and later founded the Carmelite order devoted to... More

Ordinary Time: July 15th

Memorial of St. Bonaventure, bishop and doctor

St. Bonaventure was born in Italy in 1221. He joined the Franciscan Order and went to Paris for his studies. He was made General of his Order and deserves to be reckoned its second founder for his work in consolidating an institution that... More

Ordinary Time: July 14th

Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: July 13th

Saturday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Henry; St.Clelia Barbieri, foundress (Italy)

Henry II, successively Duke of Bavaria, King of Germany and Emperor, devoted himself to the spread of religion by rebuilding churches and founding monasteries. Until the end of his life he displayed the virtues of a great saint. Together... More

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Ordinary Time: July 12th

Friday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Sts. Louis and Zelia Martin

Sts. Louis and Zelia Martin are best known as the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux (the Little Flower), but they are models of holiness in their own right. They are only the second married couple to be canonized. According to the 1962... More

Ordinary Time: July 11th

Memorial of St. Benedict, abbot

St. Benedict was born at Nursia in Umbria in about 480 and was sent to Rome to be educated, but soon left the world to live a solitary life at Subiaco. After living in a cave in the mountains for two years as a hermit, he had acquired... More

Ordinary Time: July 10th

Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of the Seven Brothers and Sts. Rufina and Secunda. The Roman widow Felicitas and her seven sons were martyred in about the... More

Ordinary Time: July 9th

Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Augustine Zhao Rong, priest and companions, Chinese martyrs

Saint Augustine Zhao Rong was a Chinese diocesan priest who was martyred with his 119 companions in 1815. Among their number was an eighteen year old boy, Chi Zhuzi, who cried out to those who had just cut off his right arm and were... More

Ordinary Time: July 8th

Monday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Bl. Peter Vigne, priest (GRC)

Bl. Peter Vigne, a French priest, was beatified on October 3, 2004 by Pope John Paul II and proposed to the universal Church as an example of a tireless missionary and apostle of the Most Holy Sacrament. According to the 1962 Missal of... More