Our Lady of Lourdes

Lourdes

February 11 Our Lady of Lourdes Date: 1858 Place: Lourdes, France Visionary: Bernadette Soubirous At age 14, the poverty-stricken, asthmatic Bernadette Soubirous saw a vision of a beautiful Lady in a grotto on the banks of the Gave River near Lourdes, France. Though Bernadette was despised, disbelieved, and harassed by local French authorities, crowds began … Read more

Quinquagesima Sunday

Quinquagesima Sunday

Today is Quinquagesima Sunday The third Sunday of Septuagesima is known as “Quinquagesima,” which means “fifty” and which comes roughly fifty days before Easter. (4) by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 “For He shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and scourged, and spit upon: and after they have scourged Him, they will … Read more

Saint José Sánchez del Río, Martyr

Jose Sanchez

February 10 Today is the feast day of Saint José Sánchez del Río.  Ora pro nobis.  José Sánchez del Río was born on 28 March 1913 in Sahuayo, Michoacán, Mexico. Wanting to defend the faith and rights of Catholics, he followed in the footsteps of his two older brothers and asked his mother for permission to … Read more

Saint Scholastica, Virgin

Saint Scholastica

February 10 Today is the feast day of Saint Scholastica.  Ora pro nobis. Everything we know about St Scholastica and her (traditionally: twin) brother St Benedict comes from the Dialogues of St Gregory the Great. (5)  It is not known where she lived, whether at home or in a community; but after her brother had moved to Monte Cassino, she settled … Read more

Saint Apollonia, Virgin and Martyr

Apolonia

February 9 Today is the feast day of Saint Apollonia.  Ora pro nobis. from the Liturgical Year, 1904 The holy Virgin who this day claims the homage of our devotion and praise, is offered to us by the Church of Alexandria. Apollonia is a Martyr of Christ; her name is celebrated and honoured throughout the … Read more

Saint John of Matha, Confessor

John of Matha

February 8 Today is the feast day of Saint John of Matha.  Ora pro nobis.  from the Lives of the Saints. Collected from Authentick Records, 1750 Saint John of Matha was born in the Year 1160 at Faucon in Provence on the Feast of St. John Baptist. His parents, who were considerable both for their … Read more

Saint Richard, King and Confessor

Saint Richard

February 7 Today is the feast day of Saint Richard.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Richard (also known as Saint Richard the Pilgrim,  Saint Richard of Lucca, Saint Richard the Saxon, Saint Ricarius, and Saint Richard of Wessex was an English prince, in the kingdom of the West-Saxons, and was perhaps deprived of his inheritance by … Read more

Saint Romuald, Abbot

Saint Romuald

February 7 Today is the feast day of Saint Romuald.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1875 Ravenna, a well-known town in Italy, received, in the beginning of the tenth century, from God, the grace to become the birthplace of St. Romuald. The first twenty years of his life he passed like a … Read more

Saint Dorothy, Virgin, Martyr

Saint Dorothy

February 6 Today is the feast day of Saint Dorothy.  Ora pro nobis.  Saint Dorothy was a virgin martyred at Caesarea in Cappadocia in about A.D. 313, during the persecution of the Christians by Roman Emperor Diocletian. (1) Her parents are believed to have been martyred before her in the Diocletian persecution (2) She had refused … Read more