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Lent: March 2nd

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

Today is the feast of Blessed Charles the Good, the Danish prince, son of the holy king Canuto IV, gained the crown of the Count of Flanders from his maternal lineage. After an initial brief interval, his reign was marked by peace and... More

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Lent: March 1st

Monday of the Second Week of Lent

Today the Church in Wales and England celebrates the feast of St. David, bishop and patron of Wales. Very little is known about the life of St. David (Dewi Sant). He belonged to that great monastic movement which became influential in... More

Lent: February 28th

Second Sunday of Lent

Between Moses and Elias Jesus shows forth His divine glory, thus foreshadowing His resurrection. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end of all things. Today's Mass places before us the transfigured Lord and the model... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Lent: February 27th

Saturday of the First Week of Lent; Optional Memorial St. Gregory of Narek, abbot & doctor of the Church

On February 2, 2021, Pope Francis decreed that St. Gregory of Narek be added to the General Roman Calendar. St Gregory of Narek, Doctor of the Church, Armenian monk, poet, mystical philosopher, theologian, writer and saint of the... More

It's the weekend! Catch up on the news and commentary from the week, or check out this selection from our Resources library for your weekend reading.

Lent: February 26th

Friday of the First Week of Lent

According to the Roman Martyrology, today is the feast of St. Porphyrius, a wealthy Greek who became a hermit first in the desert of Skete in Egypt and then in Palestine on the banks of the Jordan. Much against his will he was raised to... More

Lent: February 25th

Thursday of the First Week of Lent

According to the Roman Martyrology today is the feast of St. Walburga, sister of Sts. Willibald and Winebald. She became a nun at Wimborne in Dorset under St. Tatta and followed St. Lioba to Germany at the invitation of St. Boniface. She... More

Lent: February 24th

Wednesday of the First Week of Lent

But Jesus told them, "Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother (and be joined to his... More

Lent: February 23rd

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent; Optional Memorial of St. Polycarp

St. Polycarp of Smyrna, was converted to Christianity by St. John the Evangelist. He was a disciple of the apostles and friend of St. Ignatius of Antioch. He was ordained bishop of Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey) and was about eighty-six when... More

Lent: February 22nd

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, apostle

This feast brings to mind the mission of teacher and pastor conferred by Christ on Peter and continued in an unbroken line down to the present Pope. We celebrate the unity of the Church, founded upon the Apostle, and renew our assent to... More

Lent: February 21st

First Sunday of Lent

The scene of the temptation, which opens the public life of Jesus, declares in the Gospels in a very forceful manner the great change in our lives that He introduces into the world by His work of redemption. Where Adam fell, Christ, the... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Lent: February 20th

Saturday after Ash Wednesday; Sts. Francisco & Jacinta Marto (Portugal)

Franciso and Jacinta Marto were officially declared saints of the Catholic Church by Pope Francis on May 13, 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. The brother and sister who tended to their families’ sheep with their cousin Lucia Santo in the fields... More

It's the weekend! Catch up on the news and commentary from the week, or check out this selection from our Resources library for your weekend reading.