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Ordinary Time: October 15th

Memorial of St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

St. Teresa (1515-1582) was born in Avila and died in Alba, Spain. When only a child of seven, she ran away from home in the hope of being martyred by the Moors; in this way, she said she could come to see God. At the age of eighteen she... More

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Ordinary Time: October 14th

Thursday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr

A Christian slave of Rome, Callistus was ordained deacon by Pope St. Zephyrinus, whom he succeeded as pope in the year 217. As deacon he was guardian of the Christian cemetery on the Appian Way which is still known by his name. While he... More

Ordinary Time: October 13th

Wednesday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

According to the previous liturgical calendar (1962), today is the feast of St. Edward (1003-1066), called the Confessor, was the grandson of St. Edward, king and martyr, and became king of England at the age of forty-seven. As king he... More

Ordinary Time: October 12th

Tuesday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time; Bl. Carlo Acutis

Bl. Carlo Acutis, a Catholic Italian teenager who died in 2006, was beatified on October 10, 2021, in Assisi. Acutis, a gamer and computer programmer who loved soccer and the Eucharist, has been the subject of interest around the world.... More

Ordinary Time: October 11th

Monday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. John XXIII, Pope

Today is the feast of St. John XXIII, pope from 1958-1963, best known for convening the Second Vatican Council. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 3, 2000. His feast is assigned to the day on which the first session of... More

Ordinary Time: October 10th

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, "You lack one thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." At that saying his countenance fell, and he went away... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: October 9th

Saturday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Denis, Bishop and Companions, Martyrs; St. John Leonardi, Priest; Feast of St. John Henry Newman, Priest (Eng/Wales)

St. John Leonardi (1543-1609), a zealous Italian apostle, founded the congregation of the Mother of God, whose priest-members traveled throughout Tuscany urging the people to a stronger interest in their religion. Fr. John Leonardi longed... More

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Ordinary Time: October 8th

Friday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

According to the previous liturgical calendar (1962), today is the feast of St. Bridget of Sweden, widow. It is also the commemoration of Sts. Sergius, Bacchus, Marcellus and Apuleius, Roman martyrs. St. Bridget is celebrated on More

Ordinary Time: October 7th

Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary

The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was instituted to honor Mary for the Christian victory over the Turks at Lepanto on October 7, 1571. Pope St. Pius V and all Christians had prayed the Rosary for victory. The Rosary, or the Psalter of... More

Ordinary Time: October 6th

Wednesday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Bruno, Priest; Bl. Marie Rose Durocher, Virgin

St. Bruno was born in 1030 in Cologne, Germany. He became a priest and achieved fame as a professor of theology at Rheims. He decided to leave the world and pursue a life of complete solitude and prayer. He established his hermitage in... More

Ordinary Time: October 5th

Tuesday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest; St. Faustina Kowalska, Virgin

Born in Füssen, Germany in 1819, Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos entered the diocesan seminary, and, coming to know the charism of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, joined it and was sent to North America. Ordained a priest in 1844,... More