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Ordinary Time: July 29th

Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus

In the household of Bethany the Lord Jesus experienced the family spirit and friendship of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, and for this reason the Gospel of John states that he loved them. Martha generously offered him hospitality, Mary... More

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Ordinary Time: July 28th

Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of Sts. Nazarius and Celsus, first century martyrs, whose bodies were found by St. Ambrose in 395. It is also the feast of Sts.... More

Ordinary Time: July 27th

Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Pantaleon, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, was a physician, who practiced without payment, and who was martyred under Diocletian. His cultus is primarily connected with Bithynia, where Emperor Justinian rebuilt his church at... More

Ordinary Time: July 26th

Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary

It was in the home of Joachim and Ann where the Virgin Mary received her training to be the Mother of God. Thus, devotion to Ann and Joachim is an extension of the affection Christians have always professed toward our Blessed Mother. We,... More

Ordinary Time: July 25th

Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time; World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, "Gather up the fragments left... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: July 24th

Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Sharbel (Charbel) Makhluf, Priest

St. Sharbel was a Lebanese monk, born in a small mountain village and ordained in 1858. Devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, he spent the last twenty-three years of his life as a hermit. Despite temptations to wealth and comfort, Saint... More

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Ordinary Time: July 23rd

Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Bridget, Religious

Patron saint of Sweden, Bridget married a young prince and lived happily with him for 28 years, bearing him eight children. St. Catherine of Sweden was their daughter. After her husband died, Bridget founded the Order of the Most Holy... More

Ordinary Time: July 22nd

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

On June 10, 2016, the liturgical celebration honoring St. Mary Magdalene was raised from a memorial to a feast, putting her on par with the Apostles. "On the one hand, she has the honour of being the 'prima testis' to the resurrection... More

Ordinary Time: July 21st

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church

St. Lawrence, the first Capuchin Franciscan to be honored as a Doctor, was born in 1559 at Brindisi, a town located on the Adriatic coast of the heel of Italy. Educated from his youth by the Conventual Franciscan Friars, he acquired great... More

Ordinary Time: July 20th

Tuesday in the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr

Early accounts report that Saint Apollinaris was ordained Bishop by Saint Peter himself and sent as a missionary bishop to Ravenna during the reign of the emperor Claudius. Renowned for his powers to heal in the name of Christ, he was... More

Ordinary Time: July 19th

Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Confessor. His feast in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is celebrated on More