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Easter: May 25th

Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor; St. Gregory VII, pope; St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin

St. Bede was born in England. A Benedictine, he was "the most observant and the happiest of all monks." His writings were so full of sound doctrine that he was called "Venerable" while still alive. He wrote commentaries on Holy Scripture... More

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Easter: May 24th

Solemnity of the Ascension or the Seventh Sunday of Easter

At the end of His earthly life Jesus ascends triumphantly into heaven. The Church acclaims Him in His holy humanity, invited to sit on the Father's right hand and to share His glory. But Christ's Ascension is the pledge of our own. Filled... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Easter: May 23rd

Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Historically today is the feast of St. Julia of Corsica, also known as Saint Julia of Carthage, and more rarely Saint Julia of Nonza, was a virgin martyr. The date of her death is most probably on or after AD 439. She, along with Saint... More

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Easter: May 22nd

Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of Saint Rita of Cascia, religious

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. Augustine at Cascia her native town, in central Italy. In a life-long and... More

Easter: May 21st

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord; Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Christopher Magallanes, priest and martyr, and his companions, martyrs; Optional Memorial of St. Eugene de Mazenod, bishop (Canada)

In the United States, the ecclesiastical provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, and Philadelphia have retained the celebration of the More

Easter: May 20th

Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Bernardine of Siena, priest

Born in 1380, St. Bernardine of Siena left the world at an early age in order to lead a hermit's life. When he was twenty-two, he entered the Franciscan Order, one of whose glories he is. Having been made General of the Order, he resigned... More

Easter: May 19th

Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Peter Celestine, founder of the Celestine Order who was elected pope when he was 72 years old and reigned for five months.... More

Easter: May 18th

Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. John I, pope and martyr

John I was elected Pope in 523. The Arian King Theodoric sent him as his ambassador to Emperor Justin in Constantinople. On John I's return, he was captured by the king, who was displeased at the outcome of the embassy, and cast him into... More

Easter: May 17th

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Jesus said to his disciples: "If you love me you will keep my commandments. I shall ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever, that Spirit of truth whom the world can never receive since it neither sees... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Easter: May 16th

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Ubaldus, Bishop of Gubbio. He is remembered in central Italy as a Bishop who was entirely devoted to the duties of his... More

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Easter: May 15th

Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter; Optional Memorial of St. Isidore (USA)

Isidore was a Spanish laborer who worked most of his life as a ploughman for a nobleman who lived near Madrid, Spain. Although working many hours a day, he never failed to attend daily Mass, and spend time praying before the Holy... More