Friday, June 15, 2018

Ss. Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia, Martyrs

Red Simple One of the titles of this divine Spirit who is reigning so specially over this portion of the cycle is the Witness of the Word. Thus was He announced to the world by the Man God himself, when about to quit it in order to return to his Father, after having on his […]

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Saint Basil the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

White Double The Doctors who form the fourfold glory of the Greek Church complete their sacred number, on the cycle, this day. John Chrysostom was the first to greet us with his radiant light, during Christmastide; the glorious Pasch saw the rise of two resplendent luminaries, Athanasius and Gregory Nazianzen; Basil the Great, having checked […]

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Saint Anthony of Padua, Confessor

White Double “Rejoice thee, happy Padua, rich in thy priceless treasure!’ Anthony, in bequeathing thee his body, has done more for thy glory than the heroes who founded thee on so favored a site, or the doctors who have illustrated thy famous university! The days of Charlemagne were past and gone: yet the work of […]

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Saint John a San Facundo, or of Sahagún

White Double The kingdom which the Apostles have mission to establish upon earth is a reign of peace. Such was the promise pledged by Heaven to earth, on that glorious night wherein was given to us the Emmanuel. And on that other night which witnessed our Lord’s last farewell at the Supper, did not the […]

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Saint Basilides and Companions, Martyrs

Red Commemoration Beside John of Sahagún, the Apostle of peace, are grouped four warriors of our Lord’s army. Thus peace and war this day go hand in hand, yea, form but one in the kingdom of the Son of God. The three-fold peace, preached by Christ, namely, man’s peace with his God, with himself, and […]

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Saint Barnabas, Apostle

Red Greater Double The promulgation of the new Alliance invited all nations to sit down at the Marriage feast in the kingdom of God; since that day, the sanctifying Spirit is ever producing saints in every age and at moments which correspond most mysteriously to the deep and hidden designs of Eternal Wisdom, over the […]

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Third Sunday After Pentecost

White Semidouble The faithful soul has witnessed, through the sacred Liturgy, the close of the mysteries of our Redemption, which were wrought, in succession, by our Jesus, and applied to us, one after the other, by his Church, in her divine worship of them. The Holy Ghost has been sent, by the Father and Son, […]

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Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

White Semidouble One week has elapsed since the day on which we beheld Clotilde arise, and from yonder land of France won over to Christ by her, make known to the whole world, what is the special role of woman beside the cradle of a nation. Until Christianity came, man altogether lowered in his own […]

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Saints Primus and Felician, Martyrs

Red Simple Roses and lilies are exquisitely alternated in the wreath woven by centuries, for the Bride of the Son of God. Though the world be heedless of the fact, it is none the less true that everything here below has but one object, namely to bedeck the Church with the attractive charms of heaven, […]

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Friday After the Octave of Corpus Christi
The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

White Double of the First Class (with privileged Octave of the Third Order) A New ray of light shines today in the heaven of holy Church, and its light brings warmth. The divine Master given to us by our Redeemer, that is, the Paraclete Spirit, who has come down into this world, continues his teachings […]

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