Saint Gregory the Great, Pope, and Doctor of the Church

March 12 Today is the feast day of Saint Gregory the Great.  Ora pro nobis. by Dom Prosper Gueranger Among all the Pastors, whom our Lord Jesus Christ has placed, as his Viceregents, over the universal Church, there is not one whose merits and renown have surpassed those of the holy Pope, whose feast we … Read more

The Second Sunday in Lent, The Transfiguration

Today is the Second Sunday in Lent, The Transfiguration by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 “And His face did shine as the sun.”–Matt. 17  The Gospel read by the Church on the first Sunday of in Lent invites her children to employ this time of grace! in cleansing themselves from the stain of sin, in … Read more

Saint Sophronius, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

March 11 Today is the feast day of Saint Sophronius, Ora pro nobis. Saint Sophronius was Patriarch of Jerusalem and Greek ecclesiastical writer.  He was born about 560 at Damascus of noble parentage, and died probably March 11, 638, at Jerusalem. He lived twenty years near Jerusalem, under the direction of John Moschus, a holy hermit, without … Read more

Saint Eulogius, Martyr

March 11 Today is the feast day Saint Eulogius.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Eulogius was of a senatorial family of Cordova, at that time the capital of the Moors in Spain.  It is not certain on what date or in what year of the ninth century he was born; it must have been previous to … Read more

The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste

March 10 Today is the feast day of The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste. Orate pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 In the time of Constantine the Great, the city of Sebaste was witness of a magnificent spectacle of Christian heroism, in the forty soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the Faith of Christ. … Read more

Saint Frances of Rome, Widow

March 9 Today is the feast day of Saint Frances of Rome.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 Saint Frances, an excellent model of all virtues for women in every condition of life, was born at Rome, in the year 1384. Her parents, who were very rich, belonged to the highest nobility. … Read more

Saint Dominic Savio, Youth

March 9 Today is the feast day of Saint Dominic Savio.  Ora pro nobis. Dominic Savio was born on April 2, 1842, in a village of Piedmont, North Italy, with the lovely name of Riva di Chieri. Here, his father, Charles Savio, worked as village blacksmith, carpenter and general handyman. Charles Savio and his wife, … Read more

Saint John of God, Confessor

March 8 Today is the feast day of Saint John of God.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877   Saint John, surnamed of God, a Portuguese, was born at Monte Major. At his birth, an extraordinary heavenly light, in the form of a pillar of fire, was seen over his father’s house, … Read more

Saint Thomas Aquinas, Confessor, Doctor of the Church

March 7 Today is the feast day of Saint Thomas Aquinas.  Ora pro nobis. Philosopher, theologian, doctor of the Church (Angelicus Doctor), patron of Catholic universities, colleges, and schools. (5) by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877   St. Thomas, one of the most learned and holy doctors of the Church, was born, in 1225, at … Read more

Saints Perpetua, Felicitas and their Companions, Martyrs

March 6 Today is the feast day of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas. Orate pro nobis. Felicitas and Perpetua are two of the saints commemorated in the Canon of the Mass. Their feast, which actually falls on the seventh of March, is often celebrated on the sixth to avoid conflict with the feast of Saint Thomas … Read more