Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today is the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus The Friday that follows the Second Sunday in Time After Pentecost is the Feast of the Sacred Heart which brings to mind all the attributes of His Divine Heart mentioned above. Many Catholics prepare for this Feast by beginning a Novena to the Sacred Heart … Read more

Saint Ephrem, Confessor, Doctor of the Church

June 18 Today is the feast day of Saint Ephrem.  Ora pro nobis. Ephrem was born at Nisibis, then under Roman rule, early in the fourth century; died June, 373. The name of his father is unknown, but he was a pagan and a priest of the goddess Abnil or Abizal. His mother was a … Read more

Second Sunday After Pentecost

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST by Fr. Raphael Frassinetti, 1900   Gospel. Luke xiv. 16-24. At that time: Jesus spoke to the Pharisees this parable: A certain man made a great supper, and invited many. And he sent his servant at the hour of supper to say to them that were invited, that they should come, … Read more

Saint Orso of Aosta, Confessor

June 17 Today is the feast day of Saint Orso.  Ora pro nobis. Very little is know about Saint Orso. Leaving his native Ireland and traveling to Italy, Orso evangelized in the region of Aosta, bordering Switzerland and France in Italy’s extreme northwest comer. He was a man of great faith who had a speaking … Read more

Saint Avitus, Abbot

June 17 Today is the feast day of Saint Avitus.  Ora pro nobis. Avitus (Avit) was born of a prominent Gallo-Roman family closely related to the Emperor Avitus and other illustrious persons, and in which episcopal honors were hereditary.   From his youth he desired to consecrate himself to God, and he received the monastic habit … Read more

Saint Benno of Meissen, Bishop, Confessor

June 16 Today is the feast day of Saint Benno of Meissen.  Ora pro nobis. Benno was born to a noble family in Hildesheim, Saxony, (now Germany). Benno was the second son of Count Frederick of Bultenberg. As a young man, Benno was sent off to his uncle, Bernward, to be educated. Bernward was a bishop … Read more

The Feast of Corpus Christi

Today is the feast of Corpus Christi. This Feast of the Sacred Body of Our Divine Lord is celebrated in the Latin Church on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday to solemnly commemorate the Institution of the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. This great event is also commemorated on Maundy Thursday, mentioned as Natalia Calicis (Birth of … Read more

Saint Basil the Great, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church

June 14 Today is the feast day of Saint Basil.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Basil was born probably 329; and died January 1, 379. He ranks after Athanasius as a defender of the Oriental Church against the heresies of the fourth century. With his friend Gregory of Nazianzus and his brother Gregory of Nyssa, he … Read more

Saint John of Facundo, Confessor

June 12 Today is the feast day of Saint John of Facundo (or Sahagun).  Ora pro nobis.  John, the oldest of seven children, was born of pious and respected parents, John Gonzalez de Castrillo and Sancia Martinez. He received his first education from the Benedictines of his native place. According to the custom of the … Read more

The Solemn Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Today is the Feast of the Holy Trinity. Every Sunday is dedicated to the worship of the Triune God, and is called accordingly the Lord’s day; but the first Sunday after Pentecost is appointed by the Church a special feast of the Most Holy Trinity, because this mystery, as the fundamental doctrine of the Christian … Read more