Saint Venantius of Camerino, Martyr

May 18 Today is the feast day of Saint Venantius.  Ora pro nobis. By Dom Prosper Gueranger 1870 Today’s Martyr carries us back to the persecutions under the Roman Emperors. It was at Camerino, in Italy, that he bore his testimony to the true Faith; and the devotion wherewith he is honoured by the people … Read more

Intento de decapitación de un sacerdote católico mientras daba la Comunión en la Catedral de la ciudad de México es olvidado por los medios

En estos días, los medios sociales están dando la pauta a los medios tradicionales en todos lados. Como resultado, noticias que antes eran ocultadas están saliendo a la luz en su estado más puro. Este definitivamente es el caso en mercados mediáticos altamente controlados como México, donde el día de ayer un sacerdote católico fue … Read more

Saint Paschal Baylon, Confessor

May 17 Today is the feast day of Saint Paschal Baylon.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 St. Paschal Baylon, a lay-brother of the celebrated Franciscan Order, was born in Spain, in the kingdom of Valencia, on Pentecost Sunday, 1340. He had hardly reached boyhood, when he was already employed in watching … Read more

Attempted Beheading of Catholic Priest Giving Communion at Mexico City’s Cathedral Suppressed by Mainstream Media

These days, social media is leading the mainstream media everywhere. As a result, news stories formerly suppressed or ‘spun’ are being forced into the open in their raw state. This is definitely the case in tightly-controlled media markets like Mexico, where yesterday a Catholic priest was bloodily attacked while giving Communion to about 30 Mass-goers in … Read more

Saint Ubald, Bishop, Confessor

May 16 Today is the feast day of Saint Ubald.  Ora pro nobis. Ubald (Ubaldo, Ubaldus) was born of noble parents at Gubbio, Umbria, Italy, towards the beginning of the twelfth century.  He was related to Saint Sperandia. Ubaldo’s father, Rovaldo Baldassini, died when the boy was very young.  His mother was an invalid, afflicted with … Read more

Saint Simon Stock, Confessor

May 16 Today is the feast day of Saint Simon Stock.  Ora pro nobis. Simon (Simon Anglus) was born in Aylesford, England, to one of the most well-known and respected Christian families in the County of Kent. While still an infant, he was chosen by the Blessed Mother for her own, with his parents and others … Read more

Saint Dympna, Virgin and Martyr

May  15 Today is the feast day of Saint Dympna.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Dympna (Dymphna) was born the daughter of an Irish pagan chief and his Christian wife. Dymphna, like her mother, was blessed with grace, beauty, and virtue, and under the tutelage of local women, grew in her Christian faith. Baptized by a … Read more

Saint John Baptist de LaSalle, Confessor

May 15 Today is the feast day of Saint John Baptist de Salle.  Ora pro nobis. Saint John Baptist was born of the nobility of Rheims in 1651.  While still a boy, he felt a profound nausea at a social gathering regarding everything that surrounded him. He spoke to a cousin, who recognized something special … Read more

Saint Michael Garicoits, Confessor

May 14 Today is the feast day of Saint Michael Garicoits.  Ora pro nobis. Michael Garicoits was born on a small farm in the south of France, near the town of Ibarre, not far from Lourdes and from Betharram, an ancient pilgrimage site.   Michael, the first son of young Arnold Garicoits and his wife Gratianne, … Read more

Fourth Sunday After Easter

Today is the Fourth Sunday after Easter. by Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 “And when He is come, He will convince the world of sin.”–John 16 Today’s Gospel contains three reproofs by which, as Christ says, the Holy Ghost, whom He promises unto His Church, will convince the world of sin. We all know what Christ … Read more