Some people may not know that Holy Church considers many Old Testament figures to be saints.
The liturgical book called the Roman Martyrology contains brief “bios” of saints and blessed celebrated on each day of the year. Some of these even rather obscure figures might not be on the Church’s universal calendar for Holy Mass. However, the Martyrology states that when there is no other feast we could chose to commemorate a figure listed in the same Martyrology.
Today we celebrate the Old Testament prophet Malachi, which in Hebrew means “messenger”.
Perhaps you can work up your own flawless English rendering of the entry in the Martyrologium Romanum.
1. Commemoratio sancti Malachiae, prophetae, qui, post transmigrationem Babylone diem magnum Domini eiusque adventum in templum nuntiavit semperque et ubique mundam oblationem nomini eius offerendam.