Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Vigil of All Saints

Violet Let us prepare our souls for the graces heaven is about to shower upon the earth in return for its homage. Tomorrow the Church will be so overflowing with joy that she will seem to be already in possession of eternal happiness; but today she appears in the garb of penance, confessing that she […]

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Last Sunday of October: The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

White Double of the First Class The Kingdom of Heaven—Holy Church—is seen bringing forth out of her treasure “things new and old.” Although she can never add new dogmas to the deposit of Faith entrusted to her, as the ages go by she is seen understanding more perfectly and explaining more fully those treasures in […]

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The Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost

Green Semidouble The remaining Sundays are the last of the Church’s cycle; but their proximity with its final termination varies each Year, according as Easter was early or late. This their movable character does away with anything like harmony between the composition of their Masses and the Lessons of the Night Office, all of which, […]

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

Red Double of the Second Class Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee. Thus does the Church, disowned by Israel, extol in her chants the apostolic fruitfulness which resides in her till the end of time. Yesterday she was already filled with that loving hope which is never deceived, that the holy Apostles […]

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Saint Evaristus, Pope and Martyr

Red Simple The Beloved Disciple had just received the long-promised visit of our Lord inviting him to heaven when the Church, under Evaristus, completed the drawing up of the itinerary for her long pilgrimage to the end of time. The blessed period of the apostolic times was definitively closed, but the eternal City continued to […]

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Saints Chrysanthus and Daria, Martyrs

Red Simple Chrysanthus was united, in his confession of our Lord, with her whom he had won to Christianity and to the love of the angelic virtue. Our forefathers had a great veneration for these two martyrs who, having lived together in holy virginity, were together buried alive in a sand pit at Rome for […]

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Saint Raphael, Archangel

White Double The approach of the great solemnity, which will soon be shedding upon us all the splendors of heaven, seems to inspire the Church with a profound recollection. Except for the homage she must needs pay, on their own date, to the glorious Apostles Simon and Jude, only a few Feasts of simple rite […]

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Begin Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Read/print the novena here.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

Green Semidouble The Gospel of last Sunday spoke to us of the nuptials of the Son of God with the human race. The realization of those sacred nuptials is the object which God had in view by the creation of the visible world; it is the only one he intends in his government of society. […]

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saint Hilarion, Abbot

White Simple “Monks were unknown in Syria before St. Hilarion,” says his historian St. Jerome. “He instituted the monastic life in that country, and was the master of those who embraced it. The Lord Jesus had his Anthony in Egypt and his Hilarion in Palestine, the former advanced in years, the latter still young.” Now […]

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