Saint Benno of Meissen, Bishop, Confessor

June 16 Today is the feast day of Saint Benno of Meissen.  Ora pro nobis. Benno was born to a noble family in Hildesheim, Saxony, (now Germany). Benno was the second son of Count Frederick of Bultenberg. As a young man, Benno was sent off to his uncle, Bernward, to be educated. Bernward was a bishop … Read more

The Feast of Corpus Christi

Today is the feast of Corpus Christi. This Feast of the Sacred Body of Our Divine Lord is celebrated in the Latin Church on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday to solemnly commemorate the Institution of the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. This great event is also commemorated on Maundy Thursday, mentioned as Natalia Calicis (Birth of … Read more

Saint Basil the Great, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church

June 14 Today is the feast day of Saint Basil.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Basil was born probably 329; and died January 1, 379. He ranks after Athanasius as a defender of the Oriental Church against the heresies of the fourth century. With his friend Gregory of Nazianzus and his brother Gregory of Nyssa, he … Read more

Saint John of Facundo, Confessor

June 12 Today is the feast day of Saint John of Facundo (or Sahagun).  Ora pro nobis.  John, the oldest of seven children, was born of pious and respected parents, John Gonzalez de Castrillo and Sancia Martinez. He received his first education from the Benedictines of his native place. According to the custom of the … Read more

The Solemn Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Today is the Feast of the Holy Trinity. Every Sunday is dedicated to the worship of the Triune God, and is called accordingly the Lord’s day; but the first Sunday after Pentecost is appointed by the Church a special feast of the Most Holy Trinity, because this mystery, as the fundamental doctrine of the Christian … Read more

Blessed Anna Maria Taigi

June 9 Today is the feast day/memorial of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi.  Ora pro nobis. Anna Maria Gianetti was born in Siena, Italy.  Her parents, Luigi Giannetti and Maria Masi, kept an apothecary shop at Siena, but lost all their fortune and were obliged to go to Rome in search of a livelihood. She joined … Read more

Saint Medard, Bishop

June 8 Today is the feast day of Saint Medard.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Medard was one of the most illustrious prelates of the Church of France in the late fifth and the sixth century.  He was born in Picardy of a pious and noble family in about the year 457, in the time of Childeric and … Read more

Saint William, Bishop of York, Confessor

June 8 Today is the feast day of Saint William.  Ora pro nobis. Tradition represents Saint William (WILLIAM FITZHERBERT, also called WILLIAM OF THWAYT) as nephew of King Stephen, whose sister Emma was believed to have married Herbert of Winchester, treasurer to Henry I. William became a priest, and about 1130 he was canon and … Read more

Saint Robert of Newminster, Confessor

June 7 Today is the feast day of Saint Robert of Newminster.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Robert was born in the district of Craven, Yorkshire, probably at the village of Gargrave.  He studied at the University of Paris, where he is said to have composed a commentary on the Psalms; became parish priest at Gargrave, … Read more

Saint Norbert, Bishop and Confessor

June 6 Today is the feast day of Saint Norbert.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Norbert was born at Kanten on the left bank of the Rhine, near Wesel, c. 1080.  His father, Heribert, Count of Gennep, was related to the imperial house of Germany, and his house of Lorraine. (4) by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, … Read more

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