Apparition of Saint Michael the Archangel

May  8 Today is the feast/memorial of Apparition of Saint Michael the Archangel. by Dom Prosper Gueranger 1870 David foretold that the Emmanuel’s coming into this world would be greeted by the Angels, and that they would humbly adore him on his first appearing among us (Ps. xcvi. 8, Heb. i. 6). We saw this … Read more

Saint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr

May 7 Today is the feast day of Saint Stanislaus.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Stanislaus was born in answer to prayer, when his parents were advanced in age. Out of gratitude they educated him for the Church. When his parents died, he sold their vast properties and gave the price to the poor. He was … Read more

Third Sunday After Easter

Today is the Third Sunday after Easter. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 “You shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice.”–John 16. When Lucifer, with his followers, rebelled against his Maker, the kingdom of the angels became divided into two parts the good angels, or those who had remained faithful, forming one; the … Read more

Saint John before the Latin Gate

May 6 Today is the feast day of Saint John before the Latin Gate.  “The seething oil was changed for him into an invigorating bath, and the Saint came out more refreshed than when he had entered the cauldron.” (3) By Dom Prosper Gueranger 1870 The Beloved Disciple John, whom we saw standing near the … Read more

Saint Pius V, Pope

May 5 Today is the feast day of Saint Pius V.  Ora pro nobis. By Dom Prosper Gueranger 1870 …Today, there comes before us a holy Pope, who governed the Church in these latter times; he is worthy to stand amidst the Easter group of Pontiffs. Like Leo, Pius the Fifth was zealous in combating … Read more

English Martyrs’ Honor roll

May 4

English Martyrs’ feast day today.  4 May (England) 25 October (Wales). Orate pro nobis. 

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Cardinal John Fisher + Lord Chancellor Thomas More + John Houghton + Robert Lawrence + Augustine Webster  + Humphrey Middlemore + William Exmew + Sebastian Newdigate + John Rochester + James Walworth + Thomas Johnson + William Greenwood + John Davye + Robert Salt + Walter Pierson + Thomas Green + Thomas Scryven + Thomas Redyng + Richard Bere + Robert Horne + Richard Whiting + Hugh Farringdon + Thomas Marshall (or John Beche) + John Thorne + Richard James + William Eynon + John Rugg + Thomas Abel + Edward Powell + Richard Fetherstone + John Haile + John Larke + Richard Reynold + John Stone + John Forrest + Adrian Fortescue + Margaret Pole +  German Gardiner + John Felton + Thomas Plumtree + John Storey + Thomas Percy + Thomas Woodhouse + Cuthbert Mayne + John Nelson +  Thomas Nelson + Everard Hanse + Edmund Campion + Ralph Sherwin + Alexander Briant + John Payne + Thomas Ford + John Shert + Robert Johnson + William Filby + Luke Kirby + Lawrence Richardson + Thomas Cottom + William Lacey + Richard Kirkman + James Thomson + William Hart + Richard Thirkeld + Anthony Brookby + Thomas Belchiam + Thomas Cort + Friar Waire + John Griffith + Cardinal Pole + Sir Thomas Dingley + John Travers + Edmund Brindholme + Sir David Gonson (also Genson and Gunston) + John Ireland + John Larke + Thomas Ashby + John Slade + John Bodley + William Carter + George Haydock + James Fenn + Thomas Hemerford + John Nutter + John Munden + James Bell + John Finch + Richard White + Thomas Alfield + Thomas Webley + Hugh Taylor + Marmaduke Bowes + Edward Stransham + Nicholas Woodfen + Margaret Clitherow + Richard Sergeant + William Thompson + Robert Anderton + William Marsden + Francis Ingleby + John Finglow + John Sandys + John Adams + John Lowe + Richard Dibdale + Robert Bickerdike + Richard Langley + Thomas Pilchard + Edmund Sykes + Robert Sutton + Stephen Rowsham + John Hambley  + George Douglas + Alexander Crowe + Nicholas Garlick + Robert Ludlum + Richard Sympson + Robert Morton + Hugh Moor + William Gunter + Thomas Holford + William Dean + Henry Webley + James Claxton + Thomas Felton + Richard Leigh + Edward Shelly + Richard Martin + Richard Flower (Floyd or Lloyd) + John Roche + Mrs. Margaret Ward + William Way + Robert Wilcox + Edward Campion + Christopher Buxton + Robert Windmerpool + Robert Crocket + Edward James + John Robertson +  William Hartley + John Weldon (vere Hewett) + Robert Sutton + Richard Williams + John Symons, (or Harrison) + Edward Burden + William Lampley + John Amias + Robert Dalby + George Nichols + Richard Yaxley + Thomas Belson + Humphrey Pritchard + William Spenser + Robert Hardesty + Christopher Bayles + Nicholas Horner + Alexander Blake + Miles Gerard + Francis Dicconson + Edward Jones + Anthony Middleton + Edmund Duke + Richard Hill + John Hogg + Richard Holliday + Robert Thorpe + Thomas Watkinson + Monford Scott + George Beesley + Roger Dicconson + Ralph Milner + William Pikes + Edmund Jennings + Swithin Wells + Eustace White + Polydore Plasden + Brian Lacey + John Masson + Sydney Hodgson + William Patenson + Thomas Pormort + Roger Ashton + Edward Waterson + James Bird + Joseph Lampton +  William Davies + John Speed + William Harrington + John Cornelius +  Thomas Bosgrave + John Carey + Patrick Salmon + John Boste + John Ingram + George Swallowell + Edward Osbaldeston + Robert Southwell + Alexander Rawlins + Henry Walpole + William Freeman + Philip Howard, Earl of Arundel + George Errington + William Knight + William Gibson + Henry Abbott + William Andleby + Thomas Warcop + Edward Fulthrop + John Britton + Peter Snow + Ralph Gromston + John Buckley + Christopher Robertson + Richard Horner + John Lion + James Dowdal + Christopher Wharton +  Thomas Sprott + Thomas Hunt + Robert Nutter + Edward Thwing + Thomas Palasor + John Norton + John Talbot + John Pibush + Mark Barkworth + Roger Filcock + Anne Linne + Thurstan Hunt + Robert Middleton + Nicholas Tichborne + Thomas Hackshot + James Harrison + Anthony Battie or Bates + James Duckett + Thomas Tichborne + Robert Watkinson + Francis Page + William Richardson + John Sugar + Robert Grissold + Lawrence Bailey + Thomas Welborne + John Fulthering + William Brown + Nicholas Owen + Edward Oldcorne + Robert Ashley + Robert Drury + Matthew Flathers + George Gervase + Thomas Garnet + Roger Cadwallador + George Napper + Thomas Somers + John Roberts + William Scot + Richard Newport + John Almond + Thomas Atkinson + John Thouless + Roger Wrenno + Thomas Maxfield + Thomas Tunstall + William Southerne + Edmund Arrowsmith + Richard Herst + William Ward + Edward Barlow + Thomas Reynold + Bartholomew Roe +  John Lockwood + Edmund Catherick + Edward Morgan + Hugh Green + Thomas Bullaker + Thomas Holland + Henry Heath + Brian Cansfield + Arthur Bell + Richard Price + John Duckett + Ralph Corbin +Henry Morse + John Goodman + Philip Powell + John Woodcock + Edward Bamber + Thomas Whitaker  Peter Wright + John Southworth +  Edward Coleman + Edward Mico + Thomas Beddingfeld + William Ireland +  John Grove + Thomas Pickering + Thomas Whitbread + William Harcourt + John Fenwick + John Gavin or Green + Anthony Turner + Francis Nevil + Richard Langhorne + William Plessington +  Philip Evans + John Lloyd + Nicholas Postgate + Charles Mahoney + John Wall + Francis Levinson + John Kemble + David Lewis + Thomas Thwing + William Howard + Oliver Plunkett + Elizabeth Barton + John Dering + Edward Bocking + Hugh Rich + Richard Masters + Henry Gold + Matthew Mackerel + John Tenent + William Cole + John Francis + William Cowper + Richard Laynton + Hugh Londale + William Wood + William Thyrsk + James Cockerel + Adam Sedbar + George Asleby + Richard Harrison + Richard Wade + William Swale + Henry Jenkinson + Nicholas Heath + William Gylham + William Trafford +  Richard Eastgate + John Paslew +  John Eastgate + William Haydock + Robert Hobbes + Ralph Barnes + Laurence Blonham + John Pickering + George ab Alba Rose + William Burraby + Thomas Kendale +  John Henmarsh + James Mallet + John Pickering + Thomas Redforth + Lord Darcy + Lord Hussey + Francis Bigod + Stephen Hammerton + Thomas Percy + Robert Aske + Robert Constable + Bernard Fletcher + George Hudswell + Robert Lecche + Roger Neeve + George Lomley + Thomas Moyne + Robert Sotheby + Nicholas Tempest + Philip Trotter + Henry Courtney, + Henry Pole + Lord Montague + Sir Edward Nevell + Sir Nicholas Carew + George Croft + John Collins + Hugh Holland + Lawrence Cook + Thomas Empson + Robert Bird + William Peterson + William Richardson + Giles Heron +   Martin de Courdres + Paul of St. William + Darby Genning + Thomas Bishop + Simon Digby + John Fulthrope + John Hall + Christopher Norton + Thomas Norton + Robert Pennyman + Oswald Wilkinson +  Thomas Percy + Thomas Gabyt + William Hambleton + Roger Martin + Christopher Dixon + James Laburne  + Edward Arden + Richard Creagh + Thomas Watson + Austin Abbott + Richard Adams + Thomas Belser + John Boxall + James Brushford + Edmund Cannon + William Chedsey + Henry Cole  + Anthony Draycott + Andrew Fryer + — Gretus + Richard Hatton + Nicholas Harpsfield + — Harrison + Francis Quashet + Thomas Slythurst + William Wood + John Young + Alexander Bales + Richard Bolbet + Sandra Cubley + Thomas Cosen + Mrs. Cosen + Hugh Dutton + Edward Ellis + Gabriel Empringham + John Fitzherbert + Sir Thomas Fitzherbert + John Fryer + Anthony Fugatio + — Glynne, +  David Gwynne + John Hammond (alias Jackson) + Richard Hart + Robert Holland + John Lander +  Anne Lander + Peter Lawson + Widow Lingon + Phillipe Lowe + — May + John Molineaux + Henry Percy + Richard Reynolds + Edmund Sexton +  Robert Shelly + Thomas Sommerset + Francis Spencer +  John Thomas + Peter Tichborne + William Travers + Sir Edward Waldegrave + Richard Weston + John Ackridge + William Baldwin + William Bannersly + Thomas Bedal + Richard Bowes +  Henry Comberford + James Gerard + Nicholas Grene + Thomas Harwood + John Pearson + Thomas Ridall +  James Swarbrick + Anthony Ash + Thomas Blinkensop + Stephen Branton + Lucy Budge +  John Chalmer + Isabel Chalmer + John Constable + Ralph Cowling + John Eldersha + Isabel Foster +  — Foster + Agnes Fuister + Thomas Horsley + Stephen Hemsworth + Mary Hutton + Agnes Johnson +  Thomas Layne + Thomas Luke + Alice Oldcorne +  — Reynold + — Robinson + John Stable + Mrs. Margaret Stable +  Geoffrey Stephenson +  Thomas Vavasour + Mrs. Dorothy Vavasour + Margaret Webster + Frances Webster +  Christopher Watson + Hercules Welborn + Alice Williamson + James Brown + Richard Coppinger + Robert Edmonds +  John Feckinham + Lawrence Mabbs +  William Middleton + Placid Peto + Thomas Preston +  Boniface Wilford + Thomas Rede + Sister Isabel Whitehead + Thomas Brownel + John Almond + Thomas Mudde + David Joseph Kemys + Thomas Ackridge + Paul Atkinson + Laurence Collier + Walter Coleman +  Germane Holmes +  Matthew Brazier (alias Grimes) +  Humphrey Browne + Thomas Foster + William Harcourt + John Hudd +  Cuthbert Prescott +  Ignatius Price + Charles Pritchard + Francis Simeon + Nicholas Tempest + John Thompson + Charles Thursley + William Baldwin + James Gerard + John Pearson +  James Swarbick + Thurstam Arrowsmith + Humphrey Beresford + William Bredstock + James Clayton + William Deeg + Ursula Foster +  — Green+  William Griffith+  William Heath + Richard Hocknell + John Jessop + Richard Kitchin + William Knowles + Thomas Lynch + William Maxfield + — Morecock + Alice Paulin + Edmund Rookwood + Richard Spencer + — Tremaine + Edmund Vyse + Jane Vyse + Cuthbert Turnstall + Ralph Bayle + Owen Oglethorpe + John White + Richard Pate + David Poole + Edward Bonner + Gilbert Bourne + Thomas Thurlby + James Thurberville + Nicholas Heath +

Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

John Hungerford Pollen (1858-1925)

Saint Florian, Martyr

May 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Florian.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Florian was born in the mid-third century A.D., perhaps around the year 250,somewhere around current-day Austria.  While little is known of his life other than his heroic exploits in the Army, it is clear that be 284, Saint Florian had converted … Read more

Saint Monica, Widow

May 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Monica.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine, the great teacher of sacred wisdom, was a native of Africa. She was doubly a mother to the Saint; for, she not only gave him earthly life, but also spiritual … Read more

Finding of the Holy Cross

May 3 Today is the feast day of the Finding of the Holy Cross. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877   The true Church celebrates today the discovery of that Cross which our Saviour and Redeemer has made holy, through the painful and ignominious death He suffered upon it for the salvation of all men. … Read more

Saint Athanasius, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church

May 2 Today is the feast day of Saint Athanasius.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 St. Athanasius, the great Doctor of the Church, and intrepid defender of the Catholic faith, was born. at Alexandria, the Capital of Egypt, in the year of our Lord 294. His parents, who belonged to the … Read more

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