Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fifth Day Within the Octave of the Nativity

“Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?” Such is thy growth, O Mary! Not the holiest life, were it even of patriarchal duration, will ever attain the degree of progress made under the influence of divine power […]

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Fourth Day Within the Octave of the Nativity; Comm. of Ss. Protus & Hyacinth, Martyrs

Red Simple “Dimitte me, jam enim ascendit aurora; let me go for it is break of day;” such were the words which put an end to the struggle between the Angel and the Patriarch on the banks of the torrent. Blessed dawn, which triumphed over God himself! How long had been that night, during which […]

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Green Semidouble In the Western Church, this Sunday is called that of the two masters, because of the Gospel which is read upon it. The Greeks give it the name of the Sunday of the Invited to the Marriage-feast, or the fourteenth of Saint Matthew, unless the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross […]

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Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, Confessor

White Double Today the Infant Mary smiles upon the lily offered her in the cradle by the representative of a great Order. The Hermits of St. Augustine were being grouped and organized by the Vicar of Christ when Nicholas was admitted into their family, of which he was soon to become the thaumaturgus. When he […]

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Second Day Within the Octave of the Nativity

Let Us make man to Our image and likeness. “And God made man; He modelled him,” says Tertullian, “to the image of God, i.e. of Christ. Wonderful deed, to fashion this slime of the earth! God seems to be absorbed in it; He makes it the work of His hand and of His heart; counsel, […]

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Friday, September 8, 2017

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

White Double of the Second Class (with a Simple Octave) Let us celebrate the Nativity of the Virgin Mary; let us adore her Son, Christ our Lord. Such is the invitation addressed to us today by the Church. Let us hearken to her call; let us enter into her overflowing joy. The Bridegroom is at […]

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Begin Novena in Honor of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

Read/print the novena here.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Saint Laurence Justinian, Bishop and Confessor

White Semidouble “Come, all ye who are drawn by the desire of unchangeable good, and who seek it in vain in this passing world; I will tell you what heaven has done for me. Like you, I once sought with feverish eagerness; and this exterior world could not satisfy my burning desire. But, by the […]

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Green Semidouble The dominical series—which, formerly, counted from the feast of Saint Peter, or of the Apostles—never went beyond this Sunday. The feast of Saint Laurence gave its name to those which follow; through that name began with even the ninth Sunday, for the years when Easter was nearest the Spring equinox. When, on the […]

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Saint Pius X, Pope and Confessor

White Double The primary aim of his pontificate Pius X announced in his first encyclical letter, viz., “to renew all things in Christ.” Here we need but allude to his decree on early and frequent reception of holy Communion; his Motu Proprio on church music; his encouragement of daily Bible reading and the establishment of […]

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