The Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary

Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary

November 21 Today is the feast day of The Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary.  by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 Today’s festival is called the Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary, because on this day Joachim and Anna, the holy parents of the Blessed Virgin, consecrated their little daughter to the divine service in the temple at … Read more

Saint Edmund, Martyr, King

November 20 Today is the feast day of Saint Edmund.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Edmund was born of Saxon stock and was brought up a Christian. Though only about fifteen years old when crowned on Christmas Day 855, Edmund showed himself a model ruler from the first, treating all his people with equal justice, and … Read more

Saint Felix of Valois, Confessor

November 20 Today is the feast day of Saint Felix of Valois.  Ora pro nobis. by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 Saint Felix, of the royal house of Valois, was born in France, in 1127, and manifested in his earliest childhood great compassion towards the poor. While yet in the arms of his nurse, no … Read more

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Widow

Saint Elizabeth

November 19 Today is the feast day of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.  Ora pro nobis. by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 Saint Elizabeth, a model of devotion and purity to those who live singly, a mirror of love and retirement for married people, a most perfect example of patience for widows, and whose virtues deserve … Read more

Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul

Basilicas of Saint Peter and Paul

November 18 Today is the memorial of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul. The Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul is celebrated today, (18th November). (3)  Thus the city is laid out between the two pillars of the Church, the two Apostles who from Rome made the Word of God resound throughout the entire world. … Read more

Saint Odo of Cluny, Abbott

November 18 Today is the feast day of Saint Odo of Cluny.  Ora pro nobis. On Christmas Eve of the year 877, a pious but childless Christian nobleman of Aquitaine implored Our Lord, by the fecundity of His Holy Mother and His Incarnation, to grant him a son. His prayer was heard; Saint Odo of … Read more

Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bishop, Confessor

Gregory

November 17 Today is the feast day of Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus.  Ora pro nobis. by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 Saint Gregory, bishop of Neo-Caesarea in Pontus, was born in that city, of rich but heathen parents. He is called Thaumaturgus, or Worker of Wonders, on account of the many and great miracles which he wrought … Read more

Saint Gertrude the Great, Virgin

Saint Gertrude

November 16 Today is the feast day of Saint Gertrude.  Ora pro nobis. Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus Christ, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the Universal Church, for … Read more

Saint Mechtilde, Virgin

Saint Mechtilde

November 16 Today is the feast day of Saint Mechtilde.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Mechtilde was born about the year 1240, a countess and a cousin of the German Emperor. She belonged to one of the noblest and most powerful Thuringian families, while her sister was the saintly and illustrious Saint Gertrude. But at the … Read more

Saint Albert the Great, Doctor of the Church, Bishop

Albert

November 15 Today is the feast day of Saint Albert.  Ora pro nobis. Be Thou Blessed, O Humanity of my Saviour, Which was united to the Divinity in the womb of a Virgin Mother! Be Thou Blessed, O sublime and eternal Divinity, Who wast pleased to come down to us under the veil of our … Read more