This Day in the Church Full Archive

St. Januarius

Little is known about St. Januarius. He was Bishop of...

Read MoreSeptember 19, 2020

St. Joseph of Cupertino

St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663) was born at Cupertino, Italy,...

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St. Robert Bellarmine

St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was born in Montepulciano, Italy, and...

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Sts. Cornelius, pope and martyr and Cyprian, bishop and martyr

Today the Church commemorates two friends in the service of...

Read MoreSeptember 16, 2020

Our Lady of Sorrows

Devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady has its...

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The Exaltation of the Cross

This feast was observed in Rome before the end of...

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Sts. Protus and Hyacinth

According to tradition Sts. Protus and Hyacinth were Romans by...

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St. Nicholas of Tolentino

St. Nicholas of Tolentino, a native of Sant' Angelo, in...

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St. Peter Claver

Peter Claver was born of a distinguished family in Catalonia,...

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Birth of Mary

Mary was born to be the mother of the Savior...

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St. Regina

According to tradition today is the feast of St. Regina...

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St. Mother Teresa

Today the Missionaries of Charity and their friends will be...

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St. Rosalia

St. Rosalia St. Rosalia is the patroness of Palermo, and...

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St. Gregory the Great

St. Gregory, senator and prefect of Rome, then in succession...

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Blessed André Grasset

Blessed André Grasset (1758 - 1792) He was born in...

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St. Giles

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Raymond Nonnatus

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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Martyrdom of John the Baptist

The Church, having celebrated the earthly birthday of St. John...

Read MoreAugust 29, 2020

St. Augustine of Hippo

St. Augustine (354-430) was born at Tagaste, Africa, and died...

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St. Monica

St. Monica (333-387) was born in Tagaste, northern Africa and...

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St. Zephyrinus

Before the reform of the General Roman Calendar today was...

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St. Louis of France

It was his mother's supreme desire that her son should...

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St. Bartholomew

St. Bartholomew, a doctor in the Jewish law, was a...

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Queenship of Mary

The faithful, under the guidance of an unerring Catholic instinct,...

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St. Pius X

The future Pope-Saint of the twentieth century was born at...

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St. Bernard of Clairvaux

St. Bernard (1090-1153) was born near Dijon and died in...

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St. John Eudes

St. John Eudes (1601-1680) was born in Ri and died...

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St. Agapitus

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Hyacinth

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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The Assumption

On November 1, 1950, Pius XII defined the dogma of...

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St. Maximillian Kolbe

Maximilian Mary Kolbe was born in Poland. He consecrated himself...

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Sts. Pontian and Hippolytus

St. Pontian (Pontianus) was a victim of the persecution of...

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St. Jane Frances de Chantal

St. Jane was a married woman and a mother of...

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St. Clare of Assisi

St. Clare of Assisi was the first woman to practice...

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St. Lawrence

Lawrence was chief among the seven deacons who served the...

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St. Dominic

At the end of the twelfth century the Church in...

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St. Sixtus II and companions

With the future Pope Paul IV, St. Cajetan founded the...

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The Transfiguration

This feast became widespread in the West in the 11th...

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Good Father Frederic Janssoone

He was born in Flanders, the youngest of thirteen children....

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St. John Vianney

St. John Baptist Mary Vianney (1786-1859) was born in Dardilly...

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The Finding of the Body of St. Stephen

Historically today is the feast of the Finding of the...

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St. Alphonsus Liguori

St. Alphonsus de Liguori was a great preacher of the...

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St. Ignatius

In the year 1521 a cannon ball fractured the left...

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St. Peter Chrysologus

St. Peter Chrysologus ("the man of golden speech") earned the...

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St. Martha

Jesus liked to stay at the house of Martha, Mary...

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Sts. Nazarius and Celsus

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Pantaleon

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. James the Greater

St. James, known as the Greater, in order to distinguish...

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St. Sharbel (Charbel) Makhloof

St. Sharbel was a Lebanese monk, born in a small...

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St. Bridget

Patron saint of Sweden, Bridget married a young prince and...

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St. Mary Magdalene

The feast of St. Mary Magdalene is considered one of...

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St. Lawrence of Brindisi

St. Lawrence, the first Capuchin Franciscan to be honored as...

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Saint Apollinaris

Early accounts report that Saint Apollinaris was ordained Bishop by...

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St. Camillus de Lellis

St. Camillus, entirely without means of existence and from his...

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St. Alexis

Sacred Scripture celebrated the beauty of Carmel where the prophet...

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Sacred Scripture celebrated the beauty of Carmel where the prophet...

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St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure was born in Italy in 1221. He joined...

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Kateri was born in 1656 near the town of Auriesville,...

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St. Henry

Henry II, successively Duke of Bavaria, King of Germany and...

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The Parable of the Sower

"A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed,...

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Saint Benedict

St. Benedict was born at Nursia in Umbria in about...

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Seven Holy Brothers and Sts. Rufina and Secunda

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII for...

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Augustine Zhao Rong

Saint Augustine Zhao Rong was a Chinese diocesan priest who...

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Bl. Peter Vigne

Bl. Peter Vigne, a French priest, was beatified on October...

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St. Willibard

St. Willibard was son of the holy king St. Richard,...

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St. Maria Goretti

St. Maria Goretti was born near Ancona (Italy). The daughter...

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Saint Anthony Zaccaria

Saint Anthony was born in Northern Italy just as the...

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Saint Elizabeth of Portugal

Today’s saint was also known as Elizabeth of Aragon. She...

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Saint Thomas

St. Thomas, the disciple who at first did not believe,...

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Sts. Processus & Martinian

Martinian and Processus (Italian: Martiniano and Processo) were Christian martyrs...

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St. Junipero Serra

Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Mallorca,...

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First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

This memorial is in honor of the nameless followers of...

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Sts. Peter and Paul

Veneration of the two great Apostles, Peter and Paul, has...

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St. Cyril of Alexandria

St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, one of the metropolitan sees...

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St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer

St. Josemaria Escriva was born in 1902 at Barbastro Spain....

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St. William of Monte Virgine

Saint William was born to noble parents at the beginning...

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Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

This feast, a segment of Advent in the season of...

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St. John the Baptist

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Thomas More

St. Thomas More was born in London, England and was...

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Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Immaculate Heart of Mary is a devotional name used...

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Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

The devotion to the Sacred Heart (also known as the...

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Sts. Mark & Marcellianus

According to tradition, Mark and Marcellian were twin brothers from...

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St. Gregory Barbarigo

Historically today is the feast of St. John Francis Regis,...

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St. John Francis Regis

Historically today is the feast of St. John Francis Regis,...

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Sts. Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia

Vitus, Modestus and Crescentia were martyrs under Diocletian. The earliest...

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Corpus Christi Sunday

"While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing,...

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St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony was born at Lisbon, Portugal. He bacame a...

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St. John of San Facundo

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Barnabus

St. Barnabas, designated by the Holy Spirit to share the...

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St. Landericus

St. Landericus was a sincere and dedicated servant of God...

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St. Ephrem

Ephrem was of Syrian descent and son of a citizen...

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Trinity Sunday – 2020

Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost in the...

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Pentacost – 2020

Pentecost, which we celebrate this Sunday, is the liturgical season...

Read MoreJune 6, 2020