Easter Monday

Today is Easter Monday Feast of Easter Monday by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 “To him that shall overcome, I will give to sit with Me in My throne, as I also have overcome.”–Apoc. iii, 21. On every feast of the Church is stamped the impress and character of the mystery of faith it is … Read more

Saint Gontran, King and Confessor

March 28 Today is the feast day of Saint Gontran. Ora pro nobis. Saint Gontran also called (Gontrand, Gontram, Guntram, Gunthram, Gunthchramn, and Guntramnus) was son of King Clotaire, and grandson of Clovis I and St. Clotilda. Being the second son, while his brothers Charibert reigned at Paris, and Sigebert in Austrasia, residing at Metz, he was crowned King of Orleans … Read more

Saint Victorian and Companions, Martyrs

March 23 Today is the feast day of Saint Victorian and Companions.  Orate pro nobis. Saint Victorian, at that time one of the principal lords of the kingdom, had been made governor of Carthage with the Roman title of Proconsul. He was the wealthiest subject of Huneric, who placed great confidence in him, and Victorian always … Read more

Saint Wulfran, Bishop

March 20 Today is the feast day of Saint Wulfran.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Wulfran (Wulfram)  was born at Milly near Fontainebleau, probably during the reign of Clovis II (638-56); died 20 March, before 704, in which year a translation of his body took place (Duchesne, “Fastes épiscopaux de l’ancienne Gaule”, II, Paris, 1900, 413).  … Read more

Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, Bishop

March 20 Today is the feast day of Saint Cuthbert.  Ora pro nobis. St. Cuthbert was a Northumbrian, born about AD 634 in the Vale of the River Leader on what is now the Anglo-Scottish border. He was raised by his foster-mother, Kenswith, and, in childhood, he was the leader of all the sports and … Read more

Home Blessings

Move into a new home or apartment?  Feeling the walls move? Snakes crawling on your walls? Demons been acting up in your family?   Get some blessed salt and Holy Water, and do what Catholics do: bless your dwelling. Plate showing Saint Simeon Stylites on his column with a snake. (wiki) BLESSING OF HOME P: Our … Read more

Aristocrats Who Guarded the Pope

By Evan Wing Did you know that, until 1970, the Holy See had its own cavalry corps?   The Pontifical Noble Guard was a regiment of heavy cavalry created by Pope Pius VII in 1801 to defend the Papal States. Much like knightly companies of the medieval and renaissance periods, members of the regiment were … Read more

When England Was Catholic

In the years before the Protestant Reformation, huge sums of money were raised to rebuild, enlarge and beautify parish churches.  In England today, large medieval churches can be found even in some of the smallest villages or settlements. By Patrick Martin Five hundred years ago, a visitor to an English village would have stepped into … Read more

Royalty in the Cathedral

by Meghan Ferrara PHOTO BY MARY LOU OLSEN Out of the blazing sun, I stepped across the threshold into the cool sanctuary of the Cathedral. It was August 24, 2014 — the 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Louis and the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city of St Louis. I was … Read more

Catholic Dance Party

PHOTOS BY Evan Roesler It happens once a month, smack dab in the middle of one of the Left Coast’s most ‘progressive’ cities:  Portland, Oregon. Dozens of young Catholics from five -area parishes have way too much fun doing what their local peers can only dream of — dancing the night away with a bunch … Read more

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