Saint Margaret of Scotland, Queen

June 10 Today is the feast day of Saint Margaret of Scotland.  Ora pro nobis. By Dom Prosper Gueranger “One week has elapsed since the day on which we beheld Clotilde arise, and from yonder land of France won over to Christ by her, make known to the whole world, what is the special role of woman beside … Read more

Saints Primus and Felicianus, Martyrs

June 9 Saint Primus and Saint Felicianus’ feast day today.  Orate pro nobis.  By Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 Primus and Felicianus, two holy martyrs, were brothers and natives of Rome. They were renowned on account of their birth and wealth, but still more on account of the blameless life they led and their determination … Read more

Saint Brendan of Clonfert, Confessor

May 16 Today is the feast day of Saint Brendan.  Ora pro nobis.  In 484 Saint Brendan (also known as the Navigator, the Anchorite, the Bold) was born in Fenit near the port of Tralee, in County Kerry, in the province of Munster, in the South West of Ireland. He was baptized at Tubrid, near … Read more

Statement on the Reception of Holy Communion

Statement on the Reception of Holy Communion by Those Who Persist in Public Grave Sin ON APR 07, 2021 Many Catholics and also non-Catholics who, while they do not embrace the Catholic faith, respect the Catholic Church for her teaching regarding faith and morals, have asked me how it is possible for Catholics to receive … Read more

Saint Flavian of Acquapendente , Confessor, Martyr

December 22 Today is the feast day of Saint Flavian, Ora pro nobis. By Fr Francis Xavier Weninger “Saint Flavian, the father of two holy daughters, Bibiana and Demetria, and the husband of Saint Dafrosa, was a descendant of a noble Roman family. His incomparable talents, great knowledge and holy life, made him so beloved … Read more

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany “Gospel. Matt. xiii. 31-35. At that time: Jesus spoke to the multitudes this parable: The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard-seed, which a man took and sowed in his field: Which is the least indeed of all seeds: but when it is grown up, it is greater … Read more

The Vigil of Saint Lawrence, Martyr

August 9 Today is the Vigil of Saint Lawrence (Laurence).  Ora pro nobis. Vigil of Saint Lawrence (Laurence), Martyr Dom Prosper Gueranger “Fear not, my servant, for I am with thee, saith the Lord. If thou pass through fire, the flame shall not hurt thee, and the odor of fire shall not be in thee. … Read more

Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, Confessor

August 8 Today is the feast day of Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney. Ora pro nobis. Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, known also as Curé of Ars, was born at Dardilly, near Lyons, France, on 8 May, 1786; and died at Ars, 4 August, 1859. He was the son of Matthieu Vianney and Marie Beluze. (2) In 1806, the … Read more

Saint Declan, Bishop

July 24. Today is the feast day of Saint Declan. Ora pro nobis. “If thou hast the right, O Erin, to a champion of battle to aid thee thou hast the head of a hundred thousand, Declan of Ardmore” (Martyrology of Oengus). Saint Declan was baptized by St. Colman, and preached the faith in Ireland … Read more

Martyrs of Gorkum

July 9 Today is the feast day of the Martyrs of Gorkum. Orate pro nobis. A group of nineteen martyrs were put to death with great cruelty by Protestant Calvinists in Gorkum, Holland on this date 1572. There were ten Franciscans, two Premonstratensians, a Dominican, a Canon Regular, four secular priests, and one layman in … Read more