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Ordinary Time: May 29th

Wednesday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Paul VI, Pope

Today is also the Optional Memorial of Pope St. Paul VI (1897-1978). Paul VI was canonized and More

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Ordinary Time: May 28th

Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

The Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Germanus of Paris (496-576), Bishop of Paris in 555. He was renowned for his miracles which were recorded by Bishop Fortunatus. Bl. Margaret Pole (1473-1541) is also... More

Ordinary Time: May 27th

Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

Today is the Optional Memorial of St. Augustine of Canterbury (d. 605), who 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... More

Ordinary Time: May 26th

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

The fundamental dogma, on which everything in Christianity is based, is that of the Blessed Trinity in whose name all Christians are baptized. The feast of the Blessed Trinity needs to be understood and celebrated as a prolongation of... More

Ordinary Time: May 25th

Saturday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time; Ember Saturday; Opt Mem of St. Bede the Venerable, Priest & Doctor; St. Gregory VII, Pope; St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Virgin

There are three saints that are offered as Optional Memorials today. St. Bede, the Venerable (672-735), who was born in England. A Benedictine, he was "the most observant and the happiest of all monks." His writings were... More

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Ordinary Time: May 24th

Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time; Ember Friday

Today the Church in Australia celebrates the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians. Mary Help of Christians was adopted as patron of the new Church of Australia in 1844, at a significant time in their history. British settlement... More

Ordinary Time: May 23rd

Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

The Roman Martyrology commemorates St. John Baptist de Rossi (1698-1764), who was from Genoa, and studied and worked in Rome before becoming a priest there and a canon of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. He worked tirelessly... More

Ordinary Time: May 22nd

Wednesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Rita of Cascia, Religious; Ember Wednesday

Today is the Optional Memorial of St. Rita Cascia (1386-1457). After eighteen years of married life, St. Rita lost, by death, her husband and her two sons. Called afterwards to the religious state, she professed the Rule of St.... More

Ordinary Time: May 21st

Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time; Opt. Mem. of St. Christopher Magallanes, Priest & Martyr, & Companions, Martyrs

Today is the Optional Memorial of St. Christopher Magallanes (1869-1927) was joined in martyrdom by twenty-one diocesan priests and three devout laymen, all members of the Cristeros movement, who rose up in rebellion against the... More

Ordinary Time: May 20th

Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church; Optional Memorial of St. Bernardine of Siena, Priest

In 2018 Pope Francis 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... More

Easter: May 19th

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