Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Today is the Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1882 “No man can serve two masters.”–Matt. 6. No one can serve two masters, as Christ Himself assures us. And yet what a number of those who believe in Christ, although they dare not, of course, contradict the Word of Christ in explicit … Read more

Saint Eleutherius, Abbott

September 6 Today is the memorial/feast day of Saint Eleutherius.  Ora pro nobis. Very little is known about this saint.  Legend has it a wonderful simplicity and spirit of compunction were the distinguishing virtues of this holy sixth century abbot. He was elected to preside Saint Mark’s monastery near Spoleto, and favored by God with the … Read more

Saint Lawrence Justinian, Bishop

September 5 Today is the feast day of Saint Lawrence Justinian.  Ora pro nobis. by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 St. Lawrence was a descendant of the noble house of Giustiniani, greatly famed at Genoa, Venice and Naples. He was born 1380, of very pious parents, but early lost his father, Bernard. His mother, on … Read more

Saint Rosalia of Palermo, Virgin

September 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Rosalia of Palermo.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Rosalia, born in 1130 at Palermo in Sicily, was the daughter of a noble family descended from Charlemagne. (2) The Holy Legend of Saint Rosalia suggests that she was born in Palermo at the court of Roger II, king … Read more

Saint Rose of Viterbo, Virgin

September 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Rose.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Rose was born of poor and pious parents in the spring of 1235.  Rose was remarkable for holiness and for her miraculous powers from her earliest years. According to legend, when but three years old, she raised to life her maternal … Read more

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Today is the Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1882 “There met Him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off.”–Luke 17.   St. Augustine and the other holy fathers remark, that the words of the Holy Gospel are not only instructive, but that the deeds, of which mention is made, … Read more

Saint Stephen, Confessor, King of Hungary

September 2 Today is the feast day of Saint Stephen of Hungary.  Ora pro nobis. The fourth Duke of the Huns of Hungary, by the name of Geysa, was converted to the Faith and baptized with his wife and several ministers. With the Christian missionaries, he labored to convince his pagan subjects of the divinity … Read more

Saint Roch, Confessor

August 16 Today is the feast day of Saint Roch.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Roch (also known as Saint Rocco and Saint Roque, 1295-1327),  was the only son of a wealthy nobleman in France, who seems to have been governor of the town of Montpellier. In answer to the persevering prayers of the parents, this … Read more

The Dormition of Mary

August 13 Today is the feast day of  The Dormition of Mary. The Transitus Mariæ The Account of St. John the Theologian of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God AS THE ALL-HOLY glorious Mother of God and ever-virgin Mary, as was her wont, was going to the holy tomb of our Lord to … Read more

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Today is the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1882 “Two men went up into the temple to pray.” Luke 18, 10.   What a remarkable contrast presents itself to our view when we compare the two men. Christ informs us that “they went up into the temple to pray.” The prayer … Read more