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September 15, 2014Download
This feast is dedicated to the spiritual martyrdom of Mary, Mother of God, and her compassion with the sufferings of her Divine Son, Jesus.
This feast dates back to the 12th century. It was especially promoted by the Cistercians and the Servites, so much so that in the 14th
September 14, 2014Download
The feast of the Exaltation of the Cross sprang into existence at Rome at the end of the seventh century.
Early in the fourth century St. Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, went to Jerusalem in search of the holy places of Christ’s life.
September 13, 2014Download
During a time when city clergy were subject to criticism for their high lifestyle, John was determined to reform his clergy in Constantinople.
He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and
September 12, 2014Download
It has been a universal Roman Rite feast since 1684, when Pope Innocent XI included it in the General Roman Calendar to commemorate the victory at the Battle of Vienna in 1683.
The Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a day on which the inexpressible love of the Mother of God for her Holy Child is recalled…