Catholic Liturgical Year

Aug. 30 Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sun...

And he called the people to him again, and said to them, "Hear me, all of you, and understand: there...

Aug. 29 Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the ...

The Church, having celebrated the earthly birthday of St. John the Baptist on June 24, today honors ...

Aug. 28 Memorial of St. Augustine, bishop, confess...

St. Augustine (354-430) was born at Tagaste, Africa, and died in Hippo. His father, Patricius, was a...

Aug. 27 Memorial of St. Monica, Memorial

St. Monica (333-387) was born in Tagaste, northern Africa and died in Ostia, near Rome. Monica was a...

Aug. 26 Wednesday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordi...

Before the reform of the General Roman Calendar today was the feast of St. Zephyrinus whose long pon...

Aug. 25 Optional Memorials of St. Louis of France,...

St. Louis IX, (1215-1270) who became King of France at the age of twelve, had been religiously broug...

Aug. 24 Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle, Feast

St. Bartholomew, a doctor in the Jewish law, was a dear friend of St. Philip the Apostle. Because Ba...

Aug. 23 Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sund...

Jesus then said to the Twelve, "Do you also want to leave?" Simon Peter answered him, "Master, to wh...

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