Monday, August 12, 2013

St. Clare, Virgin

The same year in which St. Dominic, before making any project with regard to his sons, founded the first establishment of the Sisters of his Order, the companion destined for him by heaven received his mission from the Crucifix in the church of St. Damian, in these words: “Go, Francis, repair my house which is […]


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

On this Sunday, which is their Twelfth of St. Matthew, the Greeks read, in the Mass, the episode of the young rich man who questions Jesus, given in the 19th of the Saint’s Gospel. In the West, it is the Gospel of the good Samaritan, which gives its name to this twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. […]


Saturday, August 10, 2013

St. Laurence, Deacon and Martyr

“Once the mother of false gods, but now the bride of Christ, O Rome, it is through Laurence thou art victorious! Thou hadst conquered haughty monarchs and subjected nations to thine empire; but though thou hadst overcome barbarism, thy glory was incomplete till thou hadst vanquished the unclean idols. Theis was Laurence’s victory, a combat […]


Friday, August 9, 2013

Vigil of St. Laurence, Martyr; Comm. of St. Romanus, Martyr

“Fear not, my servant, for I am with thee, saith the Lord. If thou pass through fire, the flame shall not hurt thee, and the odor of fire shall not be in thee. I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the […]


Thursday, August 8, 2013

St. John Mary Vianney, Confessor; Comm. of Ss. Cyriacus, Largus & Smaragdus, Martyrs

Ever since the Sun of righteousness vanished from men’s view, the heaven of holy Church has been illumined through the centuries by the shining light of countless Saints; and even as the brightness of the stars increases as the night advances, so, as we recede from the blessed days of His mortal life, Our Lord […]


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

St. Cajetan, Confessor; Comm. of St. Donatus, Bishop & Martyr

Cajetan appeared in all his zeal for the sanctuary at the time when the false reform was spreading rebellion throughout the world. The great cause of the danger had been the incapacity of the guardians of the holy City, or their connivance by complicity of heart or of mind with pagan doctrines and manners introduced […]


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Begin Novena for the Assumption

Read/print the novena here.


The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

“O God, who in the glorious transfiguration of thine only-begotten Son, didst confirm the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of the fathers: and who, in the voice which came from the bright cloud, didst in a wonderful manner fore-signify our adoption as sons: mercifully vouchsafe to make us fellow-heirs of that King of […]


Monday, August 5, 2013

Dedication of the Church of St. Mary of the Snows

Rome, delivered from slavery by Peter on the first of this month, offers to the world a wonderful spectacle. O Wisdom, who since the glorious Pentecost, hast spread over the whole world, where could it be more true to sing of thee that thou hast trodden the proud heights under thy victorious feet? On seven […]


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

With the Greeks, this Sunday—their eleventh of Saint Matthew—is called The Kings Parable, who calls his servants to account. In the Western Church, it has gone under the name of Sunday of the deaf and dumb, ever since the Gospel of the Pharisee and Publican has been assigned to the tenth. Today’s Mass, as we […]


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