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


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


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


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


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


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


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