Friday, July 10, 2020

The Seven Brothers, Martyrs; and SS. Rufina & Secunda, Virgins and Martyrs

Red Semidouble Three times within the next few days will the number seven appear in the holy Liturgy, honoring the Blessed Trinity, and proclaiming the reign of the Holy Spirit with His sevenfold grace. Felicitas, Symphorosa, and the mother of the Machabees, each in turn will lead her seven sons to the feet of Eternal […]

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Saint Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal

White Semidouble In the footsteps of Margaret of Scotland and of Clotilde of France, a third Queen comes to shed her brightness on the sacred cycle. Born at the southern extremity of Christendom, where it borders of Musselman lands, she was destined by the Holy Ghost to seal with peace the victories of Christ, and […]

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Saints Cyril and Methodius, Bishops and Confessors, Apostles of the Sclaves

White Double It seems fitting that the Octave of the Princes of the Apostles should not end without the appearance on the sacred cycle of some, at least, of those brilliant satellites that borrow light from them, and continue their work throughout the course of ages. Twin stars this day arise on the heavens of […]

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Begin Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Read/print the novena here.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

The Octave Day of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

Red Greater Double Firmly resting upon Peter, the Church turns to him whom the Spouse has given to be her Head, and testifies to him no less veneration and love, than obedience and fidelity; such is the craving of her gratitude. Moreover she is fully aware of what is thus expressed by St. Peter Damian […]

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Green Semidouble This Sunday, which, with the Greeks, is called the fifth of Saint Matthew, was known by the Latins as the Sunday of the Fishing; such was its name up to the time when the Church had transferred to the previous Sunday the Gospel which suggested that title. The week which it commences is, […]

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Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Confessor

White Double Later than Cajetan of Vicenza and earlier than Ignatius of Loyola, Anthony was called to be the father of one of those religious families which arose in such numbers during the sixteenth century to repair the ruins of the house of God. Lombardy, exhausted and demoralized by the wars for the possession of […]

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

The Sixth Day Within the Octave of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

Red Semidouble Peter and Paul cease not to hearken to the prayer of their devout clients throughout the world. Time has wrought no change in their power; and in heaven, no more than formerly on earth, can the gravity of the general interests of holy Church so absorb them, as that they should neglect the […]

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Saint Leo the Second, Pope and Confessor

White Semidouble It were fitting that our attention should not be diverted, on this Vigil, from the august object which is occupying the Church in the preparation of her chants. But the triumph of Peter will shine out with all the more splendor in proportion as the testimony he rendered to the son of God […]

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The Fifth Day Within the Octave of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

Red Semidouble Although amongst the saints there is none who is undeserving of earth’s humble homage, or whose intercession is powerless in our behalf, yet the cultus rendered to each one, and the confidence evinced, necessarily vary in proportion to what we know of his or her glory. It is therefore only just, as Saint […]

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