Saturday, July 7, 2018

Begin Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Read/print the novena here.


Friday, July 6, 2018

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 […]


Thursday, July 5, 2018

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 […]


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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 […]


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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 […]


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 […]


Monday, July 2, 2018

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

White Double of the Second Class Our Lady’s visit to her cousin Elizabeth already engaged our attention while we were preparing for the Christmas festival. But it is only fitting to return again to an event so important in our Lady’s life; the mere commemoration of this mystery made on Ember Friday in Advent would […]


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Red Double of the First Class John the Baptist has pointed out the Lamb, Peter has firmly fixed His throne, Paul has prepared the Bride; this their joint work, admirable in its unity, at once suggests the reason for their feasts occurring almost simultaneously on the cycle. The alliance being now secured, all three fall […]


Octave Day of Saint John the Baptist

The Church unites on June the 24th in one same glad celebration, the memory both of the Birth of the Precursor and of his Circumcision, surrounded as it was by prodigies, related in the Gospel of the feast itself. But, properly speaking, this is the day whereon these wonders were operated, according to the words […]


The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Green Semidouble The Office for the sixth Sunday after Pentecost, which began yesterday evening, reminded us, in its Magnificat Antiphon, of a repentence which has never had an equal. David, the royal prophet, the conqueror of Goliath, himself conquered by sensuality, and from adulterer become a murderer, at last felt the crushing weight of his […]


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