Tag Archives: Martyrologium Romanum

“O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon”

You know… ever since February started, I have had the strangest feeling that it was the wrong day. Ever have that? Get out your red pens. Each day I turn another page of my copy of the Martyrologium Romanum, which … Continue reading

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St. Robert Bellarmine

Today I greet readers and friends who are blessed with the name “Robert”.  Happy Novus Ordo Name Day.  You get two Name Days, since the traditional day is 13 May. In particular I congratulate His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. … Continue reading

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Most Holy Name

In the Roman Martyrology for today, we find this entry: Sanctissimi Nominis Iesu, in quo solo omne flectatur genu, caelistium, terrestrium et infernorum, ad gloriam divinae maiestatis. Some of you Latinists should have a crack at this.  

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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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The Not-So-Incredible Hulks

Today in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum there is the following entry: 11*. Ad ancoram in salo ante portum Rupifortii in Gallia, beati Antonii Constantis Auriel, presbyteri et martyris, qui, vicarius paroecialis Cadurcensis, temporibus gallicae perturbationis propter sacerdotium in squalida navi … Continue reading

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Of Monnica and Martyrs

Today in the older, venerable, traditional Roman calendar, is the feast of St. Monica, widow and mother of St. Augustine of Hippo.  In the post-Conciliar calendar her feast was transferred to the end of August.  Monnica, is a spelling that … Continue reading

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