Saint Flavian of Acquapendente , Confessor, Martyr

December 22 Today is the feast day of Saint Flavian, Ora pro nobis. By Fr Francis Xavier Weninger “Saint Flavian, the father of two holy daughters, Bibiana and Demetria, and the husband of Saint Dafrosa, was a descendant of a noble Roman family. His incomparable talents, great knowledge and holy life, made him so beloved … Read more

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany “Gospel. Matt. xiii. 31-35. At that time: Jesus spoke to the multitudes this parable: The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard-seed, which a man took and sowed in his field: Which is the least indeed of all seeds: but when it is grown up, it is greater … Read more

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

The Second Sunday after Epiphany

The Second Sunday after Epiphany. Wedding Feast at Cana by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 “Whatsoever He shall say to you, do ye!”–John 2 “Christ, as we read in today’s Gospel, assisted at the wedding; in Cana, and there before the eyes of His disciples wrought His first miracle, as a proof that He was … Read more