Happy Feast Day!

Happy Feast Day!

Yes, folks, once again the calendar has brought us around to the feast of St. John Sarkander, priest and martyr (+1620).

Here is the enrty in the Martyrologium Romanum.

7.  Olomucii in Moravia, sancti Ioannis Sarkander, presbyteri et martyris, qui parochus Holesoviensis, cum arcana confessionum tradere renuisset, rotae supplicio datus est et adhuc spirans in carcerem deiectus post mensem obiit.

It is also the feast of St. Gabriel Lalemant, S.J., martyred by Hurons in Canada (+1649).  And don’t forget St. Gertrude of Brabant, abbess (+659).

 

Hmm…. forgetting anyone?

Oh yes… and a very happy Name Day to any of you named Patrice or Patrick!

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9 Responses to Happy Feast Day!

  1. And a blessed feast of Bl. Juan Nepomuceno Zegri Y Moreno to you too Father!

  2. Ed says:

    Father, I wonder whether you–or any of your learned readers–could help to answer a question: my understanding was that the Solemnity of St. Joseph and the Feast of St. Patrick would be celebrated on Saturday last (March 15) because they fell during Holy Week. Does that not change the substance of today, then? Or is it simply that the Feast is to be celebrated (“observed,” as we often do with Columbus Day in the US) on the 15th while the Feast itself remains the 17th, and, as it is during Holy Week, uncelebrated.

    Thanks, and God bless!

  3. MG says:

    This doesn’t in answer Ed’s question, but the following might be of interest:

    Because the feast of St. Patrick falls in Holy Week this year (which typically would cancel its celebration), the United States bishops gave permission to parishes under his patronage to transfer this, their patronal feast, to Friday, March 14.

  4. MG says:

    This isn’t an answer Ed’s question, but the following might be of interest:

    Because the feast of St. Patrick falls in Holy Week this year (which typically would cancel its celebration), the United States bishops gave permission to parishes under his patronage to transfer this, their patronal feast, to Friday, March 14.

  5. berenike says:

    The other saint connected with Olomouc is, of course, St John Ogilive, martyred in Weegieland on the 10 March 16something. Received into the church from Calvinism by Cornelius a Lapide, who mentions him in his commentary on Jeremiah (me) or Isaiah (Catholic Teuchtar) – a Lapide’s commentary has these references to what were for him quite recent martyrs, such as the good shepherd he cites in his commentary on John 10, John Fisher bishop of Rochester.

  6. Dear Father! Dear Father! You forgot to wish a happy name day to anyone called “Patricia” as well.

  7. Consider them greeted too!

  8. FGilbert says:

    You’re kidding me!!! As an Anglo-catholic we would be celebrating St. Patrick’s sometime after Easter Week. You really can’t move feasts forward, can you?!?

  9. Annunciation is moved from the 25th to the 31st this year. Feasts can be moved forward, but this is rare. It just happens that Easter is very early this year.