Category Archives: Saints: Stories & Symbols

My View For Awhile: Mazzucchelli Edition

A priest friend and I are headed to SW Wisconsin to visit churches built by the Dominican missionary Ven Samuel Mazzucchelli. We will aim at Dubuque to see the Cathedral.  The founder, Bp Loras was a friend of St John … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – Special #HamRadio Update – Cool Catholic Event Edition

First, don’t miss my latest CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday – QSO / QSL Card 1st Draft That said, I have to update with something fairly spiffy. First, before I get to Ham Stuff, an interlude to keep you in … Continue reading

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1 August – Seven Holy Maccabees & St. Peter in Chains: Wherein there is cool Catholic stuff

I am sure you already know that today, in the new, Ordinary Form, calendar, is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori, the bishop and doctor of the Church so famous for his contributions to moral theology. However, today is … Continue reading

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Happy 500th Birthday St. Philip Neri

I saw that my friend Greg DiPippo at NLM posted that today is the 500th Birthday of one of my great patrons, St. Philip Neri.  I was ordained on his feast in 1991. I have a 1st class relic of this … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Mass texts for St. Elijah, Old Testament Prophet

Many of the great figures of the Old Testament are considered saints and have a day in the Roman liturgical book called the Roman Martyrology. I post about them on occasion. The Martyrology says that when the day is clear … Continue reading

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13 July: St. Ezra, Old Testament Prophet

Some of you may not know that Holy Church considers many Old Testament figures to be saints.  You can find them commemorated in the pages of the Martyrologium Romanum. Today, for example, we have… 2. Commemoratio santi Esdrae, sacerdotis et … Continue reading

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1 July: St. Aaron, brother of Moses

Some people may not realize that many great figures of the Old Testament are considered saints and are listed in the Roman Martyrology. 1 July, is the feast of St. Aaron, the brother of Moses (also a saint). Here is … Continue reading

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The greatest man born of woman

Today is the Feast of the one whom the Lord called the greatest man ever born of woman. Here is his entry in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum: Sollemnitas Nativitatis sancti Ioannis Baptistae, Praecursoris Domini, qui iam in utero matris, Spiritu … Continue reading

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23 June – Vigil of St. John – bonfires and witch burnings, solstices and snails

It is nice to have as your Patron the great Baptist, for I get two feasts a year, his Nativity and his Beheading. For the Vigil of St. John (today, as I write) in the old Roman Ritual the priest … Continue reading

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23 June – St. Æthelthryth – Etheldreda – Audrey (and ACTION ITEM!)

ACTION ITEM BELOW! Today is the feast of St. Etheldreda, a 7th c. Angl0-Saxon. In some accounts she is portrayed as a “warrior queen”. I don’t think she’d like modern day feminists one little bit. A long-time reader and commentatrix … Continue reading

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