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Ordinary Time: July 12th

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

"A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep, and when the sun rose it was... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: July 11th

Memorial of St. Benedict, abbot

St. Benedict was born at Nursia in Umbria in about 480 and was sent to Rome to be educated, but soon left the world to live a solitary life at Subiaco. After living in a cave in the mountains for two years as a hermit, he had acquired... More

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Ordinary Time: July 10th

Friday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of the Seven Brothers and Sts. Rufina and Secunda. The Roman widow Felicitas and her seven sons were martyred in about the... More

Ordinary Time: July 9th

Thursday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Augustine Zhao Rong, priest and companions, Chinese martyrs

Saint Augustine Zhao Rong was a Chinese diocesan priest who was martyred with his 119 companions in 1815. Among their number was an eighteen year old boy, Chi Zhuzi, who cried out to those who had just cut off his right arm and were... More

Ordinary Time: July 8th

Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Bl. Peter Vigne, priest (GRC)

Bl. Peter Vigne, a French priest, was beatified on October 3, 2004 by Pope John Paul II and proposed to the universal Church as an example of a tireless missionary and apostle of the Most Holy Sacrament. According to the 1962 Missal of... More

Ordinary Time: July 7th

Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Blessed Peter To Rot

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius. Their memorial in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is celebrated on More

Ordinary Time: July 6th

Monday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr

St. Maria Goretti was born near Ancona (Italy). The daughter of a poor peasant family, Maria was well known to her neighbors for her cheerfulness and piety. When she was twelve she was a victim of assault. She preferred to die rather than... More

Ordinary Time: July 5th

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

"I give praise to you, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to little ones. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Ordinary Time: July 4th

Saturday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Independence Day (USA)

Today is the national celebration of our Nation's independence. As we celebrate let us remember to pray that God will strengthen and bless America and make our nation a haven of liberty and justice for all — born and... More

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Ordinary Time: July 3rd

Feast of St. Thomas, apostle

St. Thomas, the disciple who at first did not believe, has become for the Church one of the first witnesses to her faith. She is fond of appealing to his testimony and frequently puts in our mouths those simple words whereby he expressed... More

Ordinary Time: July 2nd

Thursday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which in the Ordinary Form is celebrated on More