Saint Rosalia of Palermo, Virgin

September 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Rosalia of Palermo.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Rosalia, born in 1130 at Palermo in Sicily, was the daughter of a noble family descended from Charlemagne. (2) The Holy Legend of Saint Rosalia suggests that she was born in Palermo at the court of Roger II, king … Read more

Saint Rose of Viterbo, Virgin

September 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Rose.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Rose was born of poor and pious parents in the spring of 1235.  Rose was remarkable for holiness and for her miraculous powers from her earliest years. According to legend, when but three years old, she raised to life her maternal … Read more

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Today is the Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1882 “There met Him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off.”–Luke 17.   St. Augustine and the other holy fathers remark, that the words of the Holy Gospel are not only instructive, but that the deeds, of which mention is made, … Read more

Saint Stephen, Confessor, King of Hungary

September 2 Today is the feast day of Saint Stephen of Hungary.  Ora pro nobis. The fourth Duke of the Huns of Hungary, by the name of Geysa, was converted to the Faith and baptized with his wife and several ministers. With the Christian missionaries, he labored to convince his pagan subjects of the divinity … Read more

Saint Roch, Confessor

August 16 Today is the feast day of Saint Roch.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Roch (also known as Saint Rocco and Saint Roque, 1295-1327),  was the only son of a wealthy nobleman in France, who seems to have been governor of the town of Montpellier. In answer to the persevering prayers of the parents, this … Read more

The Dormition of Mary

August 13 Today is the feast day of  The Dormition of Mary. The Transitus Mariæ The Account of St. John the Theologian of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God AS THE ALL-HOLY glorious Mother of God and ever-virgin Mary, as was her wont, was going to the holy tomb of our Lord to … Read more

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Today is the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1882 “Two men went up into the temple to pray.” Luke 18, 10.   What a remarkable contrast presents itself to our view when we compare the two men. Christ informs us that “they went up into the temple to pray.” The prayer … Read more

Saint Clare, Virgin and Abbess

August 12 Today is the feast day of Saint Clare of Assisi.  Ora pro nobis. by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 St. Clare, foundress of the Order which bears her name, was born of rich and pious parents, at Assisi, in the district of Umbria, in Italy. She received the name of Clare, which means … Read more

Saint Philomena Powerful With God

August 11, 2018 updated Saint Philomena’s feast day today.  Ora pro nobis.  (Article written for OREMUS Newspaper at Saint Damien of Molokai Catholic Church, Edmond, Oklahoma) By Donna Sue Berry “Saint Philomena this, and Saint Philomena that! WHO IS SHE? You keep talking about her as if she is your best friend!” chuckled my husband, … Read more

Saint Tiburtius and Saint Susanna (Virgin), Martyrs

August 11 Today is the feast day of Saint Tiburtius and Saint Susanna, Martyrs. Orate pro nobis. by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 Tiburtius, a son of the Roman prefect Chromatius, received holy baptism at the same time as his father, and not only endeavored to lead a Christian life, but also to bring others … Read more

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