The Vigil of Saint Lawrence, Martyr

August 9 Today is the Vigil of Saint Lawrence (Laurence).  Ora pro nobis. Vigil of Saint Lawrence (Laurence), Martyr Dom Prosper Gueranger “Fear not, my servant, for I am with thee, saith the Lord. If thou pass through fire, the flame shall not hurt thee, and the odor of fire shall not be in thee. … Read more

Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, Confessor

August 8 Today is the feast day of Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney. Ora pro nobis. Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, known also as Curé of Ars, was born at Dardilly, near Lyons, France, on 8 May, 1786; and died at Ars, 4 August, 1859. He was the son of Matthieu Vianney and Marie Beluze. (2) In 1806, the … Read more

Saint Declan, Bishop

July 24. Today is the feast day of Saint Declan. Ora pro nobis. “If thou hast the right, O Erin, to a champion of battle to aid thee thou hast the head of a hundred thousand, Declan of Ardmore” (Martyrology of Oengus). Saint Declan was baptized by St. Colman, and preached the faith in Ireland … Read more

Martyrs of Gorkum

July 9 Today is the feast day of the Martyrs of Gorkum. Orate pro nobis. A group of nineteen martyrs were put to death with great cruelty by Protestant Calvinists in Gorkum, Holland on this date 1572. There were ten Franciscans, two Premonstratensians, a Dominican, a Canon Regular, four secular priests, and one layman in … Read more

The Vigil of the Holy Apostles Sts Peter and Paul

June 28 Today is the Vigil of the Holy Apostles Sts Peter and Paul By Dom Prosper Gueranger John the Baptist, placed on the confines of the two Testaments, closes the prophetic age, the reign of Hope, and opens the era of Faith which possesses the long expected God, though as yet without beholding him … Read more

Saint Gregory Barbarigo, Cardinal

June 17 Today is the feast day of Saint Gregory Barbarigo.  Ora pro nobis.  Saint Gregory Barbarigo was born in Venice, Italy in 1635. His father was an Italian diplomat and the two of them traveled throughout Italy and Europe. By the age of 30, he had earned a degree in law. He was disturbed … Read more

VIGANÒ WRITES ON VATICAN II.

9 June 2020 Saint Ephrem I read with great interest the essay of His Excellency Athanasius Schneider published on LifeSiteNews on June 1, subsequently translated into Italian by Chiesa e post concilio, entitled There is no divine positive will or natural right to the diversity of religions. His Excellency’s study summarizes, with the clarity that … Read more

Archbishop Viganò’s powerful letter to President Trump

June 7, 2020 Holy Trinity Sunday Mr. President, In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the children of light and the children of darkness. The children of light constitute the most conspicuous part of humanity, while the children of darkness represent an absolute minority. … Read more

Saving the Sacred

Update May 2021 Movie is about 90% complete Alex is finalizing the editing (Video is at bottom of the article) REGINA’s first film uncovers the hidden heroes of the Catholic world — the people who are giving their all to save our beautiful, historic churches. We went on the road, traveling the low-budget way to … Read more