February 14: Sts. CYRIL AND METHODIUS, Patron Saints of Europe (preceded by Ash Wednesday on 2018) Dear brethren in Christ, though preceded by Ash Wednesday, tomorrow is also the feast of the Patron Saints of Europe, Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Let us ask God through the intercession of our saints to pray for Europe and…
Jan. 24 ST FRANCIS DE SALES, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Devotion must be practised in different ways.
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January 2: STS. BASIL THE GREAT AND GREGORY NAZIANZEN, Bishops and Doctors of the Church
January 2 STS. BASIL THE GREAT AND GREGORY NAZIANZEN, Bishops and Doctors of the Church St Basil (329-379) was a brilliant student born of a Christian family in Caesarea, Cappadocia (Turkey). For some years, he followed the monastic way of life. He vigorously fought the Arian heresy. He became bishop of Caesarea in 370. The…
Dec. 27: ST. JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST. Mass readings and St. Augustine’s treatise.
Dec. 27: ST. JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST. Mass readings and St. Augustine’s treatise. Born in Bethsaida, St. John together with James, his brother, and Simon Peter, was one of the witnesses of the Transfiguration. He wrote the fourth Gospel, three Epistles and the Apocalypse. He is the evangelist of the divinity of Christ and of…
Dec. 26: ST. STEPHEN, THE FIRST MARTYR. Mass readings and Sermon of St. Fulgentius
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Dec. 14: ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, Priest and Doctor of the Church
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Dec. 13: ST. LUCY, Virgin and Martyr. Patron saint of the blind.
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Dec. 11: ST. DAMASUS I, POPE
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Dec. 7: ST. AMBROSE, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Dec. 7 ST. AMBROSE, Bishop and Doctor of the Church While living in Milan, serving the imperial government, St. Ambrose (340-397) was baptized and elected bishop of the city by popular acclaim. He distinguished himself by his apostolic zeal, service to the poor, and effective care of all the faithful. He defended the doctrine of…
Dec. 6: ST. NICHOLAS OF BARI.
December 6 ST. NICOLAS OF BARI, BISHOP Saint Nicholas (270–343), also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a Greek Bishop of Myra (Demre, part of modern-day Turkey) in Lycia. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting…
Nov. 24: ST. ANDREW DUNG-LAC, PRIEST AND COMPANIONS, MARTYRS OF VIETNAM
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