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Lent: March 8th

Monday of the Third Week of Lent; Optional Memorial of St. John of God, religious

"God is love! Whoever abides in love; abides in God and God in him" (motto of St. John's community). St. John of God, who was of Portuguese descent, was first a shepherd, a dealer and then a soldier. At the age of forty he was converted,... More

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Lent: March 7th

Third Sunday of Lent

He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money-changers seated there. He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the... More

Sunday: a day of rest.

Lent: March 6th

Saturday of the Second Week of Lent

"If your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 5:20)." The need to make reparation is a vital, inescapable urge of a free person. His very nature cries out for... More

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Lent: March 5th

Friday of the Second Week of Lent

According to the Roman Martyrology, today is the feast of St. John Joseph of the Cross who was born on the Island of Ischia in Southern Italy. At the age of sixteen years, he entered the Order of St. Francis at Naples, amongst the Friars... More

Lent: March 4th

Thursday of the Second Week of Lent; Optional Memorial of St. Casimir of Poland

Today is the feast of St. Casimir who was born in 1458 and was the son of the King of Poland. At an early age he saw through the superficiality and corruption of court life. Throughout his short life—he died of consumption at the age of... More

Lent: March 3rd

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent; Optional Memorial of St. Katharine Drexel, virgin (USA)

Today the dioceses of the United States celebrate the optional memorial of St. Katharine Drexel. Born into a wealthy Philadelphia family, Katharine took an avid interest in the material and spiritual well-being of African and Native... More

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

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