Monday, June 15, 2015

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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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Third Sunday After Pentecost

Green Double 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 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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Saturday, June 13, 2015

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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Friday, June 12, 2015

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

White Double of the First Class 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 to us, in the sacred Liturgy. The […]

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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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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saint Barnabas, Apostle

White 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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Thursday, the Octave of Corpus Christi

Christum regem adoremus dominantem gentibus, qui se manducantibus dat spiritus pingudeninem. Let us adore Christ, the King, who ruleth the nations; who giveth fatness of spirit to them that eat him. The bright Octave, consecrated to the glory of the Blessed Sacrament, closes today; and, although we began the subject three days before the Feast […]

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

White Simple 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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Wednesday Within the Octave of Corpus Christi

Christum regem adoremus dominantem gentibus, qui se manducantibus dat spiritus pingudeninem. Let us adore Christ, the King, who ruleth the nations; who giveth fatness of spirit to them that eat him. My days are vanished like smoke, and my bones are grown dry like fuel for the fire: I am smitten as grass, and my […]

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