Saint Winifred, Abbess, Virgin

November 3 Today is the feast day of Saint Winifred.  Ora pro nobis. (Welsh: Gwenfrewy; Latin: Wenbruia; English: Winifred) Winifred, was a descendant of the early Kings of Powys and the daughter of Tyfid, a great and rich man in North Wales: Lord of the townships of Abeluyc (Trefynnon alias Holywell), Maenwen & Gwenffynnon in … Read more

All Souls’ Day

November 2 Today is the feast of All Souls’ Day. Instructions for All Souls’ Day by Leonard Goffine, 1871   What is All Souls’ day? It is the day set apart by the Catholic Church for the special devout commemoration of those of its members, who have departed this life in the grace and friendship … Read more

The Feast of All Saints’

November 1 Today is the Feast of All Saints’.  Orate pro nobis. The Church day by day gives special veneration to one or more of the holy men and women who have helped to establish it by their blood, develop it by their labors, or edify it by their virtues. But, in addition to those … Read more

Saint Quentin, Martyr

October 31 Today is the feast day of Saint Quentin.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Quentin (Quintinus) was a Roman, descended from a senatorial family. Full of zeal for the kingdom of Jesus Christ, he left his country and went into Gaul, accompanied by eleven other apostles sent from Rome. They separated to extend their campaign … Read more

Saint Wolfgang, Bishop

Wolfgang

October 31 Today is the feast day of Saint Wolfgang.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Wolfgang was born about 934; died at the village of Pupping in upper Austria, 31 October, 994. The name Wolfgang is of early German origin. St. Wolfgang was one of the three brilliant stars of the tenth century, St. Ulrich, St. Conrad, … Read more

Saint Marcellus, the Centurion, and His Children, Martyrs

October 30 Today is the feast day of Saint Marcellus, the Centurion, and His Children.  Orate pro nobis. It is believed that Saint Marcellus was born in Arzas of Galicia. A brave pagan, he entered upon the career of arms, hoping to gain a large fortune. He married a young lady named Nona and they … Read more

Saint Alphonsus Rodriquez, Confessor

October 30 Today is the feast day of Saint Alphonsus Rodriquez.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez was born in Spain in 1531, of a well-to-do commercial household of Segovia, the third of eleven children. When Alphonsus was eleven years old, he and his older brother were sent to a Jesuit college. He had already manifested … Read more

Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

Last Sunday of October Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King From the Encyclical Letter of Pope Pius XI Quas Primas; December 11, 1925   Since the Holy Year has provided more than one opportunity to enhance the glory of the kingdom of Christ, we deem it to be in the highest degree in … Read more

In Hoc Signo Vinces

October 27 and 28 In Hoc Signo Vinces (By this sign you will conquer) October 28 marks the anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (AD 312) at which Constantine the Great defeated the usurper Maxentius who had set himself up as emperor in Rome. Son of the emperor Maximian Herculius, Maxentius claimed the same … Read more

Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles

October 28 Today is the feast day of Saint Simon and Saint Jude.  Orate pro nobis. Saint Simon is surnamed the Cananean or Zelotes in the Holy Scriptures, words which both mean “the Zealous.” Some have mistakenly thought that the first of these names was meant to imply that St. Simon was born at Cana … Read more

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