Sunday, June 9, 2013

Third Sunday After Pentecost

This is the Third Sunday after Pentecost; it is the first which has no rubrical connection with the great Feasts we have been solemnizing recently; it is a Sunday with all the simplicity of the Office of the Time. We learn from the epistle that the miseries of this present life are the test to […]

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Our Lord, Jesus Christ

There is a mysterious connection between the three Feasts of Trinity, Corpus Christi, and the Sacred Heart. The aim of the Holy Ghost in all three is to initiate us more and more into the knowledge of God by faith, which is to fit us for the face-to-face Vision in heaven. At the period of […]

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

St. Norbert of Xanten, Bishop and Confessor

Saint Norbert was born in Xanten on the left bank of the Rhine, near Wesel, in the Electorate of Cologne. He grew up there and was also educated there. His father, Heribert, Count of Gennep, was related to the imperial house of Germany and the House of Lorraine. His mother was Hedwig of Guise. Ordained […]

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr

Saint Boniface was born in Crediton in Devonshire on the English Isle in 680. He was baptized as Wilfrid and, at the usually early age of five, he knew he wanted to be a monk after listening to visitors from the monastery. He began his education when he was seven at the monastery school near […]

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

St. Francis Caracciolo, Confessor

He was born at Villa Santa Maria in Abruzzi, Italy, then the kingdom of Naples on October 13, 1563. Francis’ baptismal name was Ascanio. His father was related to the Neapolitan princes of Caracciolo, and his mother was related to the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas. At 22, Francis developed a skin disease similar to […]

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Second Sunday After Pentecost

Wherever the solemn celebration of Corpus Christi is observed on the Sunday, one high Mass is celebrated as on the feast itself, with commemoration and last Gospel of the second Sunday. After this Mass the procession takes place. For the feast of Corpus Christi, the Church has chosen the Thursday between the Sunday on which […]

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Angèla de Mérici, Virgin

Saint Angèla Mérici was born in 1474 at Desenzano del Garda, a small town on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda in Lombardy. She and her older sister, whom she dearly loved, Giana Maria, were left orphans when she was fifteen years old. Together they came to live with their uncle in the town of […]

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