Thursday, September 10, 2020

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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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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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Sunday, September 6, 2020

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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Begin Novena in Honor of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

Read/print the novena here.

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

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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Thursday, September 3, 2020

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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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Saint Stephen, King of Hungary, Confessor

White Semidouble “Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. The people with teeth of steel grinding the nations gives itself up as food to him, to whom was said: Kill and eat; the mouth of the Huns, formerly vomiting foam and rage, now distills the honey of […]

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Saint Giles, Abbot; Twelve Holy Brothers, Martyrs

White Simple “A simple and upright man, and fearing God, and avoiding evil:” such is the description of the just man in the lessons of the night Office for the time, and it is the portrait of the holy monk whom the Church offers us today for our admiration, our imitation, and our devotion. Fleeing […]

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Saint Raymond Nonnatus, Confessor

White Double August closes as it began, with a feast of deliverance; as though that were the divine seal set by Eternal Wisdom upon this month—the month when holy Church makes the works and ways of Divine Wisdom the special object of her contemplation. Upon the fall of our first parents and their expulsion from […]

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