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The Liturgical Year

  • Our Lady’s Victory at the Battle of Lepanto

    “Scarlet running over on the silvers and the golds, breaking of the hatches up and bursting of the holds, thronging of the thousands up that labour under sea white for bliss and blind for sun and stun...

  • What Do You Know About Guardian Angels?

    Today, October 2, is the Feast of the Guardian Angels “How great the dignity of the soul, since each one has from his birth an angel commissioned to guard it.” – St. Jerome, 4th century October 2 is t...

  • The Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux is October 1st

    If we think of the great missionary Saints, many names will probably come to mind: Francis Xavier, Isaac Jogues, perhaps Mother Teresa, and certainly St. Paul. One of the ironies of our Faith, however...

  • Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “King” Wenceslaus

    For reasons I don't know, St. Wenceslaus is primarily remembered in America because of the Christmas song associated with him. Here are five things you probably didn't know about this Christmas saint ...

  • Remembering Saint Vincent de Paul on September 27th.

    Do you feel, like so many of us, that we are living in an age of less kindness and more selfishness, of so much more materialism and too little charity? Today is the feast day of a great saint, Saint ...

  • The Church as the Sorrowful Mother

    Reflection on the gospel for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Pre-Vatican II calendar). Taken from The Liturgical Year by Dom Gueranger. This is the second time during the year that holy Church o...

  • First Friday Devotions in the Catholic Church

    Today is the First Friday of the month, which is a devotion that many Catholics around the world follow. History of First Friday First Friday devotions among Catholics are related to devotion to the S...

  • A Mother’s Saintly Patience

    St. Augustine and His Mother St. Monica Today we celebrate the feast of St. Monica, the virtuous mother of the great convert Augustine of Hippo, who was saved through the prayers and persistence of hi...

  • History of Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

    The month of August is given the special honor of being devoted to the devotion of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. While we have been unable to find a definitive statement explaining this, a couple of g...

  • All About St. James

    James drank of the cup Jesus drank of, all too shortly after the Resurrection.  Acts 12:1 tells us that James was one of the first martyrs of the Church. Saint James is known to have died around A.D. ...