First, today is the Feast of St. Bridgit of Sweden, who is a Patroness of Europe. May I suggest today prayers to St. Bridgit for graces for the people who have suffered attacks in Oslo, Norway?
Also, today is the feast of the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel. Many Old Testament figures are considered saints.
From the Martyrologium Romanum 2005:
2. Commemoratio sancti Ezechielis, prophetae, qui filius Buzi sacerdotis, tempore exsilii in terra Chaldaeorum visione gloriae Domini insignitus et speculator domui Israel praepositus, infidelitatem populi electi improbavit, civitatem sanctam Ierusalem in ruinas eversurum iri populumque in deportationem missum prospexit; in medio captivorum ipse positus, spem eorum aluit iisque arida ossa ad vitam surrectura prophetavit.
Who wants to do the translation for us today?
It is interesting that on the Vatican calendar, Ezekiel was listed on 21 July.
And this isn’t, as one might expect, an old calender v. new calendar thing. In the pre-Conciliar Martyrologium, Ezekiel was commemorated on 10 April.
In other words, the Vatican calendar is just wrong.
So much for infallibility.
In the meantime, I hope you are preparing to celebrate tomorrow the Feast of St. Christine the Astonishing!