Octávo Kaléndas Octóbris. Luna.

Octávo Kaléndas Octóbris.  Luna. The Twenty-Fourth Day of September. The Night of the Moon. Festum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis de Mercéde nuncupátæ, Ordinis redemptiónis captivórum sub ejus nómine Institutrícis, de cujus Apparitióne ágitur quarto Idus Augústi. The feast of our Lady of Ransom, Foundress of the Order for the Redemption of Captives.  The apparition of the same Blessed…

Nono Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna

Nono Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Twenty-Fourth Day of August. The .. Night of the Moon. Sancti Bartholomǽi Apóstoli, qui Christi Evangélium in India prædicávit; inde in majórem Arméniam proféctus, ibi, cum plúrimos ad fidem convertísset, vivus a bárbaris decoriátus est, atque, Astyagis Regis jussu, cápitis decollatióne martyrium complévit.  Ipsíus sacrum corpus, primo ad Líparam…

Nono Kaléndas Augústi

Nono Kaléndas Augústi. Luna . The Twenty-Fourth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Vigília sancti Jacóbi Apóstoli. The Vigil of St. James the Apostle. Tyri, apud lacum Vulsínium, in Túscia, sanctæ Christínæ, Vírginis et Mártyris. Hæc Virgo, cum patris idóla áurea et argéntea, in Christum credens, comminuísset atque illórum frágmina paupéribus erogásset, ejúsdem patris…

In review…

As I prepare for an episcopal visitation to France and a much needed vacation, I’m reminded of a frequent question I’m asked… “what do you do” or, as often family phrase it, “what have you been up to”? I usually brush off such enquiries with “oh, this and that” but today I’ve given it some…

Octávo Kaléndas Júlii. Luna

Octávo Kaléndas Júlii. Luna . The Twenty-Fourth Day of June. The Night of the Moon.  Natívitas sancti Joánnis Baptístæ, Præcursóris Dómini, ac sanctórum Zacharíæ et Elísabeth fílii, qui Spíritu Sancto replétus est adhuc in útero matris suæ. The Nativity of St. John Baptist, precursor of our Lord, son of Zachary and Elizabeth, who, while yet in…

Nono Kaléndas Júnii. Luna.

Nono Kaléndas Júnii. Luna . The Twenty-Fourth Day of May. The Night of the Moon. Antiochíæ natális sancti Mánahen, qui fuit Heródis Tetrárchæ collactáneus, atque, Doctor et Prophéta exsístens sub grátia novi Testaménti, in eádem urbe quiévit. At Antioch, the birthday of St. Manahen, foster-brother of Herod the Tetrach.  He was a doctor and prophet under…

Nono Kaléndas Aprílis. Luna.

Nono Kaléndas Aprílis.  Luna. The Twenty-Fourth Day of March. The Night of the Moon. Festum sancti Gabriélis Archángeli, qui ad annuntiándum Incarnatiónis divíni Verbi mystérium a Deo missus est. The Feast of St. Gabriel Archangel, who was sent by God to announce the Incarnation of the Divine Word. Romæ sancti Epigménii Presbyteri, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, sub…

Sexto Kaléndas Mártii. Luna.

Sexto Kaléndas Mártii.  Luna. The Twenty-Fourth Day of February. The Night of the Moon. In Judæa natális sancti Matthíæ Apóstoli, qui, post Ascensiónem Dómini ab Apóstolis in Judæ proditóris locum sorte eléctus, pro Evangélii prædicatióne martyrium passus est. In Judea, the birthday of St. Matthias the Apostle. After the Ascension of our Lord, the Apostles chose…

Nono Kaléndas Februárii. Luna

4 Nono Kaléndas Februárii. Luna. The Twenty-Fourth Day of January. The Night of the Moon.  Apud Ephesum sancti Timóthei, qui fuit discípulus beáti Pauli Apóstoli; atque, ab eódem Ephesi ordinátus Epíscopus, ibi, post multos pro Christo agónes, cum Diánæ immolántes argúeret, lapídibus óbrutus est, ac paulo post obdormívit in Dómino. At Ephesus, St. Timothy, disciple of…