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Feb. 11 Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, Opt. Mem.

Grant us, O merciful God, protection in our weakness, that we, who keep the Memorial of the Immaculate Mother of God, may with the help of her intercession, rise up from our iniquities. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care, that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, they may be defended always by your protection.

Today marks the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1858 to fourteen-year-old Marie Bernade (St. Bernadette) Soubirous. Between February 11 and July 16, 1858, the Blessed Virgin appeared eighteen times, and showed herself to St. Bernadette in the hollow of the rock at Lourdes. On March 25 she said to the little shepherdess who was only fourteen years ...

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Jul. 16 Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     9+ mon ago

Old Calendar: Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel ; Other Titles: Our Lady of Carmine Sacred Scripture celebrated the beauty of Carmel where the prophet Elijah defended ...

Oct. 11 Optional Memorial of St. John XXIII, pope , Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     6+ mon ago

Almighty and eternal God, who in the Pope, Saint John XXIII, gave to the whole world the shining example of a good shepherd, grant that, through his intercession, we may with joy spread abroad the ful...

Dec. 11 Optional Memorial of St. Damasus I, pope, Opt. Mem.

Dec. 11 Optional Memorial of St. Damasus I, pope, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     4+ mon ago

Grant, we pray, O Lord, that we may constantly exalt the merits of your Martyrs, whom Pope Saint Damasus so venerated and loved. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives ...

Feb. 21 Optional Memorial of St. Peter Damian, bishop and doctor, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     1+ mon ago

St. Peter Damian, a man of vehemence in all his actions who was brought up in the hard school of poverty, found that he had the vocation of a reformer. He exercised it in the first place a...

Dec. 6 Optional Memorial of St. Nicholas, bishop, Opt. Mem.

Dec. 6 Optional Memorial of St. Nicholas, bishop, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     4+ mon ago

We humbly implore your mercy, Lord: protect us in all dangers through the prayers of the Bishop Saint Nicholas, that the way of salvation may lie open before us. Through our Lord J...

Mar. 4 Optional Memorial of St. Casimir of Poland , Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     1+ mon ago

Almighty God, to serve you is to reign; grant that, with the help of Saint Casimir's intercession, we may constantly serve you in holiness and justice. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who liv...

Apr. 13 Optional Memorial of St. Martin I, Opt. Mem.

Apr. 13 Optional Memorial of St. Martin I, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     1+ week ago

Grant, almighty God that we may withstand the trials of this world with invincible firmness of purpose, just as you did not allow your Martyr Pope Saint Martin the First to be daun...

Jul. 23 Optional Memorial of St. Bridget, religious, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     8+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Apollinaris, bishop and martyr; St. Liborius, bishop and confessor Patron saint of Sweden, Bridget married a young prince and lived happily with him for 28 years, bearing ...

Jun. 19 Optional Memorial of St. Romuald, abbot, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     10+ mon ago

Old Calendar: Corpus Christi ; St. Juliana of Falconieri, virgin; Saints Gervase and Protase, martyrs St. Romuald was born in Ravenna of a noble family. Founder of the Camaldolese monks ...

Aug. 16 Optional Memorial of St. Stephen of Hungary, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     8+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary, confessor; St. Roch Vaik, son of Geza, Duke of Hungary, was baptized about 985 by St. Adalbert of Prague who gave ...

Oct. 22 Optional Memorial of St. John Paul II, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     5+ mon ago

O God, who are rich in mercy and who willed that the blessed John Paul the Second should preside as Pope over your universal Church, grant, we pray, that instructed by his teaching, we may open our he...


Jul. 16 Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     9+ mon ago

Old Calendar: Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel ; Other Titles: Our Lady of Carmine Sacred Scripture celebrated the beauty of Carmel where the prophet Elijah defended ...

Oct. 11 Optional Memorial of St. John XXIII, pope , Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     6+ mon ago

Almighty and eternal God, who in the Pope, Saint John XXIII, gave to the whole world the shining example of a good shepherd, grant that, through his intercession, we may with joy spread abroad the ful...

Dec. 11 Optional Memorial of St. Damasus I, pope, Opt. Mem.

Dec. 11 Optional Memorial of St. Damasus I, pope, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     4+ mon ago

Grant, we pray, O Lord, that we may constantly exalt the merits of your Martyrs, whom Pope Saint Damasus so venerated and loved. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives ...

Feb. 21 Optional Memorial of St. Peter Damian, bishop and doctor, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     1+ mon ago

St. Peter Damian, a man of vehemence in all his actions who was brought up in the hard school of poverty, found that he had the vocation of a reformer. He exercised it in the first place a...

Dec. 6 Optional Memorial of St. Nicholas, bishop, Opt. Mem.

Dec. 6 Optional Memorial of St. Nicholas, bishop, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     4+ mon ago

We humbly implore your mercy, Lord: protect us in all dangers through the prayers of the Bishop Saint Nicholas, that the way of salvation may lie open before us. Through our Lord J...

Mar. 4 Optional Memorial of St. Casimir of Poland , Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     1+ mon ago

Almighty God, to serve you is to reign; grant that, with the help of Saint Casimir's intercession, we may constantly serve you in holiness and justice. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who liv...

Apr. 13 Optional Memorial of St. Martin I, Opt. Mem.

Apr. 13 Optional Memorial of St. Martin I, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     1+ week ago

Grant, almighty God that we may withstand the trials of this world with invincible firmness of purpose, just as you did not allow your Martyr Pope Saint Martin the First to be daun...

Jul. 23 Optional Memorial of St. Bridget, religious, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     8+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Apollinaris, bishop and martyr; St. Liborius, bishop and confessor Patron saint of Sweden, Bridget married a young prince and lived happily with him for 28 years, bearing ...

Jun. 19 Optional Memorial of St. Romuald, abbot, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     10+ mon ago

Old Calendar: Corpus Christi ; St. Juliana of Falconieri, virgin; Saints Gervase and Protase, martyrs St. Romuald was born in Ravenna of a noble family. Founder of the Camaldolese monks ...

Aug. 16 Optional Memorial of St. Stephen of Hungary, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     8+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary, confessor; St. Roch Vaik, son of Geza, Duke of Hungary, was baptized about 985 by St. Adalbert of Prague who gave ...

Oct. 22 Optional Memorial of St. John Paul II, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     5+ mon ago

O God, who are rich in mercy and who willed that the blessed John Paul the Second should preside as Pope over your universal Church, grant, we pray, that instructed by his teaching, we may open our he...

Apr. 5 Optional Memorial of St. Vincent Ferrer, priest , Opt. Mem.

Apr. 5 Optional Memorial of St. Vincent Ferrer, priest , Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     2+ week ago

O God, who raised up the Priest Saint Vincent Ferrer to minister by the preaching of the Gospel, grant, we pray, that, when the Judge comes, whom Saint Vincent proclaimed on earth,...

Sep. 19 Optional Memorial of St. Januarius, bishop & martyr, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     7+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Januarius and his Companions; Our Lady of La Salette ; Other Titles: St. Gennaro Little is known about St. Januarius. He was Bishop of Benevento in Campania. ...

May. 1 Optional Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     11+ mon ago

Optional Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker - May 01, 2018 - Liturgical Calendar...

Aug. 23 Optional Memorial of St. Rose of Lima, virgin, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     7+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Philip Benize, confessor The first canonized saint of the Western Hemisphere, Rose of Lima (1586-1617) might also be considered a type of the special vocation...

Mar. 9 Optional Memorial of St. Frances of Rome, religious, Opt. Mem.

Mar. 9 Optional Memorial of St. Frances of Rome, religious, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     1+ mon ago

O God, who have given us in Saint Frances of Rome a singular model of both married and monastic life, grant us perseverance in your service, that in every circumstance of life we m...

Apr. 2 Optional Memorial of St. Francis of Paola, hermit, Opt. Mem.

Apr. 2 Optional Memorial of St. Francis of Paola, hermit, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     2+ week ago

O God, exaltation of the lowly, who raised Saint Francis of Paola to the glory of your Saints, grant, we pray, that by his merits and example we may happily attain the rewards prom...

Oct. 24 Optional Memorial of St. Anthony Claret, bishop, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     5+ mon ago

O God, who for the evangelization of peoples strengthened the Bishop Saint Anthony Mary Claret with admirable charity and long-suffering, grant, through his intercession, that, seeking the things that...

Dec. 31 Optional Memorial of St. Sylvester I, pope, Opt. Mem.

Dec. 31 Optional Memorial of St. Sylvester I, pope, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     3+ mon ago

Come, O Lord, to the help of your people, sustained by the intercession of Pope Saint Sylvester, so that, running the course of this present life under your guidance we may happily...

Mar. 8 Optional Memorial of St. John of God, religious , Opt. Mem.

Mar. 8 Optional Memorial of St. John of God, religious , Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     1+ mon ago

O God, who filled Saint John of God with a spirit of compassion, grant, we pray, that, giving ourselves to works of charity, we may merit to be found among the elect in your Kingdo...

Oct. 23 Optional Memorial of St. John of Capistrano, priest, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     5+ mon ago

O God, who raised up Saint John of Capistrano to comfort your faithful people in tribulation, place us, we pray, under your safe protection and keep your Church in everlasting peace. Almighty ever-liv...

Sep. 26 Optional Memorial of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, martyrs, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     6+ mon ago

Old Calendar: Sts. Cyprian and Justina, martyrs; Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf and Companions, Martyrs (USA) According to tradition, Saints Cosmas and Damian suffered martyrdom...

Jul. 20 Optional Memorial of St. Apollinaris, bishop and martyr, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     9+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Jerome Emiliani, confessor; St. Margaret of Antioch, virgin and martyr; Ellias the Prophet (Eastern Church and Carmelite Order) Early accounts report that Saint Apollinari...

Oct. 20 Optional Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross, priest, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     6+ mon ago

May the Priest Saint Paul, whose only love was the Cross, obtain for us your grace, O Lord, so that, urged on more strongly by his example, we may each embrace our own cross with courage. Through our ...

Jul. 24 Optional Memorial of St. Sharbel (Charbel) Makhloof, priest, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     8+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Christina, virgin and martyr St. Sharbel was a Lebanese monk, born in a small mountain village and ordained in 1858. Devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, he spent the last ...

Apr. 4 Optional Memorial of St. Isidore, bishop and doctor , Opt. Mem.

Apr. 4 Optional Memorial of St. Isidore, bishop and doctor , Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     2+ week ago

Graciously hear the prayers, O Lord, which we make in commemoration of Saint Isidore, that your Church may be aided by his intercession, just as she has been instructed by his heav...

Jan. 3 Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, Opt. Mem.

Jan. 3 Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     3+ mon ago

By virtue of this Holy Name, he tells us, we ourselves have become the sons of God. In the virtue of this Holy Name St. Paul placed all his hope of doing good. The power of the Hol...

Aug. 2 Optional Memorial of St. Eusebius of Vercelli, bishop and Optional Memorial of Saint Peter Julian Eymard, priest, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     8+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, bishop, confessor & doctor; St. Stephen I, pope & martyr; Our Lady of the Angels (Hist) Born in La Mure, France, Saint Peter became a parish pri...

Jun. 27 Optional Memorial of St. Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and doctor, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     9+ mon ago

Old Calendar: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Hist) St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, one of the metropolitan sees of the Christian Church in the east, was one of the great defenders of the f...

Jul. 21 Optional Memorial of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, priest and doctor, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     8+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Praxedes, virgin St. Lawrence, the first Capuchin Franciscan to be honored as a Doctor, was born in 1559 at Brindisi, a town located on the Adriatic coast of the heel of I...

Sep. 17 Optional Memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine, bishop and doctor, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     7+ mon ago

Old Calendar: Impression of the Stigmata of St. Francis; St. Hildegarde. abbess (Hist) St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was born in Montepulciano, Italy, and died in Rome. The...

Dec. 21 Optional Memorial of St. Peter Canisius, priest and doctor, Opt. Mem.

Dec. 21 Optional Memorial of St. Peter Canisius, priest and doctor, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     3+ mon ago

O God, who for the defense of the Catholic faith made the Priest Saint Petr Canisius strong in virtue and in learning, grant, through his intercession, that those who seek the trut...

Jul. 30 Optional Memorial of St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     8+ mon ago

Old Calendar: Sts. Abdon and Sennen, martyrs; St. Germanus, bishop (Hist) St. Peter Chrysologus ("the man of golden speech") earned the title of Doctor of the Church for his eloquent sermon...

Jul. 6 Optional Memorial of St. Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     9+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Godelieva, martyr (Hist); St. Palladius (Hist) St. Maria Goretti was born near Ancona (Italy). The daughter of a poor peasant family, Maria was well known to her neighbors...

Jul. 13 Optional Memorial of St. Henry; St.Clelia Barbieri, foundress (Italy), Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     9+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Mildred, abbess (Hist) Henry II, successively Duke of Bavaria, King of Germany and Emperor, devoted himself to the spread of religion by rebuilding churches and founding m...

Jun. 30 Optional Memorial of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     9+ mon ago

Old Calendar: Commemoration of St. Paul, apostle This memorial is in honor of the nameless followers of Christ brutally killed by the mad Emperor Nero as scapegoats for the fire in Rome. Th...

Mar. 18 Optional Memorial of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop, confessor and doctor, Opt. Mem.

Mar. 18 Optional Memorial of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop, confessor and doctor, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     1+ mon ago

O God, who through the Bishop Saint Cyril of Jerusalem led your Church in a wonderful way to a deeper sense of the mysteries of salvation, grant us, through his intercession, that ...

Jul. 5 Optional Memorial of St. Anthony Zaccaria, priest; St. Elizabeth of Portugal, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     9+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Anthony-Mary Zaccaria, confessor St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria was the founder of the Clerks Regular of St. Paul, later called the Barnabites from the name of their principal ...

Feb. 8 Optional Memorials of St. Jerome Emiliani, priest; St. Josephine Bakhita, virgin, Opt. Mem.

Feb. 8 Optional Memorials of St. Jerome Emiliani, priest; St. Josephine Bakhita, virgin, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     2+ mon ago

O God, Father of mercies, who sent Saint Jerome Emiliani as a helper and father to orphans, grant through his intercession, that we may preserve faithfully the spirit of adoption, ...

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Aug. 9 Optional Memorial of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, virgin and martyr , Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     8+ mon ago

Old Calendar: The Vigil of St. Lawrence; St. Romanus, martyr Edith Stein was born of Jewish parents in 1891, becoming an influential philosopher following her extensive studies at major Ger...

Aug. 7 Optional Memorial of Sts. Sixtus II, pope and martyr and companions, martyrs and Optional Memorial of St. Cajetan, priest, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     8+ mon ago

Old Calendar: St. Cajetan, confessor; St. Donatus, bishop and martyr With the future Pope Paul IV, St. Cajetan founded the first congregation of Clerks Regular, a new form of institute whic...

Oct. 6 Optional Memorial of St. Bruno, priest; Bl. Marie Rose Durocher, virgin, Opt. Mem.

catholicculture.org     6+ mon ago

O God, who called Saint Bruno to serve you in solitude, grant, through his intercession, that amid the changes of this world we may constantly look to you alone. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your So...

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