Friday, September 30, 2016

Saint Jerome, Priest, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church

White Double “I know not Vitalis, I reject Meletius, I pass by Paulinus; he that cleaveth to the Chair of Peter, he is mine.” Thus, about the year 376, when the whole East was disturbed by the competitions for the episcopal See of Antioch, wrote an unknown monk to Pope St. Damasus. It was St. […]

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dedication of Saint Michael the Archangel

White Double of the First Class The glorious Archangel appears today at the head of the heavenly army: There was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels. In the sixth century, the dedication of the churches of St. Michael on Monte Gargano […]

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Saint Wenceslas, Duke and Martyr

Red Semidouble Wenceslas recalls to us the entrance into the Church of a warlike nation, the Czechs, the most indomitable of the Slavonic tribes, which had penetrated into the very midst of Germany. It is well known with what bitterness and active energy this nation upholds its social claims, as though its struggle for existence […]

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Begin Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Rosary

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs

Red Semidouble Honor the physician for the need thou hast of him: for the most High hath created him. For all healing is from God, and he shall receive gifts of the king. The skill of the physician shall lift up his head, and in the sight of great men he shall be praised. The […]

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Saint Cyprian, Martyr; and Saint Justina, Virgin and Martyr

Red Simple Cyprian’s Confessio begins: “Whosoever ye be that are seduced by the mysteries of the demons, none of you can equal the zeal I once had for these false gods, nor my researches into their secrets, nor the vain power they had communicated to me, to me Cyprian, who from my infancy was given […]

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Green Semidouble The divine Leader of God’s people is their salvation and that in all their distress. Did we not last Sunday see him prove himself as such, and in a very telling way—by curing both body and soul of the poor Paralytic, who was a figure of the whole human race? Let us hear […]

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Our Lady of Ransom

White Greater Double The Office of the Time gives us, at the close of September, the Books of Judith and Esther. These heroic women were figures of Mary, whose birthday is the honor of this month, and who comes at once to bring assistance to the world. “Adonai, Lord God, great and admirable, who hast […]

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Saint Linus, Pope and Martyr; Commemoration of Saint Thecla, Virgin and Martyr

Red Semidouble The lives of the first Vicars of Christ are buried in a mysterious obscurity; just as the foundations of a monument built to defy the ravages of time are concealed from view. To be the supports of the everlasting Church is a sufficient glory: sufficient to justify our confidence in them, and to […]

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Begin Novena in Honor of the Guardian Angels

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