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

Saint Laurence O’Toole, Bishop

Laurence

November 14 Today is the feast day of Saint Laurence O’Toole.  Ora pro nobis. Laurence, nee Lorcán Ua Tuathail, was born in Castledermot, in Kildare County (Ireland) about 1125. The son of the chieftain of Leinster, his birth caused such great joy to his father, that in thanksgiving, to honor Christ, he pardoned a vassal who … Read more

Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

Josaphat

November 14 Today is the feast day of Saint Josaphat.  Ora pro nobis. Born in 1584 in Vladimir, a city of ancient Poland, Saint Josaphat was the son of Gabriel Kuncewicz. His was a family of honorable Christians of the Greco-Slavic rite, in use among the Russians. His mother took care to raise him in … Read more

Saint Nicholas the Great, Pope

Nicholas

November 13 Today is the feast day of Pope Saint Nicholas the Great. Ora pro nobis.  “From the time the Christian religion began to be spread, she has held unchangeable and taught uncorrupted throughout the world the doctrines which she has received once and for all from her patron and founder, St. Peter.” Quote Pope … Read more

Saint Stanislaus Kostka, Confessor

Stanislaus

November 13 Today is the feast day of Saint Stanislaus Kostka.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 St. Stanislaus Kostka, who, when still very young, was raised by the Almighty to great holiness, was a native of Poland, and the son of illustrious parents. Before he was born, his mother saw the … Read more

Saint Martin I, Pope and Martyr

November 12 Today is the feast day of Saint Martin I.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Martin was born at Todi on the Tiber, son of Fabricius. He was elected Pope at Rome, 21 July, 649, to succeed Theodore I. Martin, one of the noblest figures in a long line of Roman pontiffs (Hodgkin, “Italy”, VI, … Read more

Saint Andrew Avellino, Confessor

November 10 Today is the feast day of Saint Andrew Avellino.  Ora pro nobis. by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 St. Andrew Avellino was born at Castro Nuovo, in the kingdom of Naples. To fear God and to avoid sin, were the maxims which his mother, from early childhood, implanted deep into his heart, and … Read more

Saint Theodore Tyro, Martyr

November 9 Today is the feast day of Saint Theodore Tyro.  Ora pro nobis. by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 St. Theodore was born a heathen. When grown up, he went into the army, and though still young in years, gave many signal proofs of his valor. By associating with Christian soldiers, he came to … Read more