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Ordinary Time: July 25th

Feast of St. James, Apostle

The Feast of St. James, the Apostle, known as the Greater, is celebrated today. The designation "the Greater" is in order to distinguish him from the other Apostle St. James, and it indicates he was chosen first before the other... More

Ordinary Time: July 24th

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Sharbel (Charbel) Makhlūf, Priest

The Optional Memorial of St. Sharbel Makhlūf (1828-1868) is celebrated today. He was a Lebanese monk, born in a small mountain village and ordained in 1858. Devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, he spent the last twenty-three... More

Ordinary Time: July 23rd

Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Bridget, Religious

Today the Church celebrates the Optional Memorial of St. Bridget (1302-1373), patron saint of Sweden. She married a young prince and lived happily with him for 28 years, bearing him eight children. St. Catherine of Sweden was... More

Ordinary Time: July 22nd

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

Today is the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. On June 10, 2016, the liturgical celebration honoring St. Mary Magdalene was raised from a memorial to a feast,... More

Ordinary Time: July 21st

Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

And they went away in the boat to a lonely place by themselves. Now many saw them going, and knew them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns, and got there ahead of them. As he went ashore he saw a great throng, and he had... More

Ordinary Time: July 20th

Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Apollinaris (d. 79). Early accounts report that Apollinaris was ordained bishop by Saint Peter himself and sent as a missionary bishop to Ravenna during the reign of the emperor Claudius.... More

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Ordinary Time: July 19th

Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

The Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Aurea (d. 856), Roman Catholic Martyr of Spain. She was born in Cordova, Spain, in the ninth century to Muslim parents. She was also the sister of Ss. Aldolphus and John, who were... More

Ordinary Time: July 18th

Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest (USA)

The Church celebrates the Optional Memorial of St. Camillus de Lellis (1550-1641). Camillus suffered an incurable wound in his foot, experienced the horrors of the Roman hospitals in the sixteenth century in which the nursing... More

Ordinary Time: July 17th

Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

The Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Alexis (early 5th c.), "Man of God." He was an Eastern saint whose veneration was transplanted from the Byzantine empire to Rome, whence it spread rapidly throughout western... More

Ordinary Time: July 16th

Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Opt Mem of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Sacred Scripture celebrated the beauty of Carmel where the prophet Elijah defended the purity of Israel's faith in the living God. In the twelfth century, hermits withdrew to that mountain and later founded the Carmelite order devoted... More

Ordinary Time: July 15th

Memorial of St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Today is the Memorial of St. Bonaventure (1221-1274), who was born in Italy in 1221. He joined the Franciscan Order and went to Paris for his studies. He was made General of his Order and deserves to be reckoned its second... More