Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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

White Double 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 […]

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Transfiguration of Our Lord

White Double of the Second Class “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 […]

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Saint Sixtus II, Pope and Martyr, and Ss. Felicissimus and Agapitus, Martyrs

Red Commemoration “Xistum in cimiterio animadversum sciatis octavo iduum augustarum die. Know that Sixtus has been beheaded in the cemetery on the 8th of the Ides of August.” These words of St. Cyprian mark the opening of a glorious period both for the cycle and for history. From this day to the feast of St. […]

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Begin Novena in Honor of the Assumption of Our Lady

Read/print the novena here.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Green Semidouble 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, […]

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Our Lady of the Snow

White Greater Double 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 […]

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Saint Dominic, Confessor

White Greater Double In that climeWhere springs the pleasant west-wind to unfoldThe fresh leaves, with which Europe sees herselfNew-garmented; nor from those billows far,Beyond whose chiding, after weary course,The sun doth sometimes hide him; safe abidesThe happy Callaroga under guardOf the great shield, wherein the lion liesSubjected and supreme. And there was bornThe loving minion […]

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Invention of Saint Stephen, Protomartyr

Red Semidouble Urged by the approach of Laurence’s triumph, Stephen rises to assist at his combat; it is a meeting full of beauty and strength, revealing the work of Eternal Wisdom in the arrangement of the sacred cycle. But the present feast has other teachings also to offer us. The first resurrection, of which we […]

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Saint Alphonsus Mary Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church; Saint Stephen I, Pope and Martyr

White Double Yesterday we admired, in Peter and the Machabees, the substructure of the palace built by Wisdom in time to endure for eternity. Today, in conformity with the divine ways of that Wisdom, who in her playing reaches from end to end, we re suffered to contemplate the progress of the glorious building, to […]

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Saint Peter’s Chains; the Seven Holy Machabees, Martyrs

White Greater Double Rome, making a god of the man who had subjugated her, consecrated the month of August to Cæsar Augustus. When Christ had delivered her, she placed at the head of this same month, as a trophy of her regained liberty, the feast of the chains, wherewith, in order to break hers, Peter […]

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