Category Archives: Saints: Stories & Symbols

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE FAMILY! Three more relics have arrived. Fr. Z tells a story.

I am delighted to report the arrival of three additional relics for my altar of “Two Trinities” chapel. I am deeply devoted to two great Roman saints, who have been my friends and patrons for many years. Firstly, St. Agnes … Continue reading

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26 June – Traditional Latin Mass – Sts. John & Paul, Martyrs – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Sts. John & Paul, Martyrs Prayers Added: Priestly vocations After Mass: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels Will you please … Continue reading

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St. John’s Birthday Feast, Midsummer Snails, and You. “Perdonamose!”

Your planet once again is whirling its way towards your solstices, Summer in the North and Winter in the South.  Since the emphasis in Western Civilization has been northern, I’ll stick with that. In the Northern Hemisphere the June solstice … Continue reading

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12 June – Traditional Latin Mass – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Friday of the 1st Week after the Octave of Pentecost. It is the Feast of St. John Facundo. Today we … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Steven Mosher on the Vatican/China Secret Agreement

Michael Matt of The Remnant posted a video of a talk about the China/Vatican secret agreement given by Steven Mosher, head of the Population Research Institute.

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“Katonda!” The Feast of St Charles Lwanga, Martyr. Perhaps the best patron saint for LGBT

“Katonda!” Not next year, because in 2021 it will be the Feast of Corpus Christi, but in 2022 I will with real pleasure be able to celebrate, using the Traditional Missale Romanum, the Feast of St. Charles Lwanga.  The decree Cum … Continue reading

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30 May – St. Joan of Arc, Virgin: Martyrology, Movies, and Marvelous reading

Today we celebrate the feast of the quintessential “¡Hagan lío!” gal. Today, in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum we find interesting saints, including St. Petronilla and St. Ferdinand III, King of Castille.  We also find Otto Neururer, a priest who died … Continue reading

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Approval of miracles will lead to canonization and beatification. A surprise and a request from @FatherZ

At Vatican News we see that a miracle was approved for Bl. Charles de Foucauld, Apostles to the Muslims.  This will lead to his canonization. Also of interest is the miracle approved for Ven. Pauline-Marie Jaricot, foundress of the Society … Continue reading

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20 May – St. “Golden Girl”, Aurea of Ostia and a fascinating Latin inscription

Today is the feast of St. Aurea of Ostia, a martyr from the 2nd century about whom we know nothing for sure, except that she worked miracles, refused to sacrifice to the gods and was murdered in the 3rd c. … Continue reading

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100th Birthday of St. John Paul II. Wherein Fr. Z muses and reminisces.

Today is the 100th Birthday of the late Pope St. John Paul II. Recently Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter to the Church of Poland in honor of this anniversary. In the letter he seemed to have argued in favor … Continue reading

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14 May: Sts. Victor and Corona, martyrs

In the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum for 14 May, we find that, in the first place, St. Matthias, Apostle, is honored on his Novus Ordo feast.  In the Vetus Ordo, Matthias is celebrated on 25 February. His scriptis, in the 2005 MartRom we find … Continue reading

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10 May: St. Job

Many of the figures in the Old Testament are commemorated by Holy Church as saints. Here is the entry in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum: 1. Commemoratio sancti Iob, admirandae patientiae viri in terra Hus. We could talk about Job all … Continue reading

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9 May: St. Isaiah, Old Testament Prophet, and others

Many people don’t realize that Holy Church considers some Old Testament figures to be saints with their own feast days. We don’t celebrate them at the altar, but they have their day. Actually, if there were no other saint in … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Fr. Finigan on the English Martyrs!

My good friend, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, has posted a wonderful short video talk about the English Martyrs, whose Feast was celebrated yesterday in England. You won’t be disappointed!

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28 April – St. Gianna Molla’s 2nd miracle: Prepared to be amazed! With Fr. Z’s 10 Points.

Today is the Dies Natalis of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (+28 April 1962 at 39 years of age).  That is to say that St. Gianna died and was born into heaven today (thus, “birthday… dies natalis”). I have posted this before, … Continue reading

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