Daily Update: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Martha

Today we honor Saint Martha (died about 80).

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Daily Update: Monday, July 28, 2014

Eid ul-Fitr 2 and 07-28 - Acadian Remembrance Day

Today is the first full day of Eid ul-Fitr, the Islamic holiday marking the end of the month of Ramadan. We have no Saints to honor today, but by Royal Proclamation, today is Acadian Remembrance Day.

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Daily Update: Sunday, July 27, 2014

Eid ul-Fitr

Today is the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. With no Saints to honor today, we turn to the events of this day in 1995, when the Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 42nd anniversary of the of the armistice that ended the war. And tonight at sunset is Eid-ul-Fitr, the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.

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Daily Update: Saturday, July 26, 2014

Joachim and Anne

Today we honor Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was conceived without sin (the Immaculate Conception), and today is also the birthday of my first cousin Richard in California (1953).

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Daily Update: Friday, July 25, 2014

James the Greater (Rembrandt) and Christopher (Titian)

Today we honor Saint James the Greater, Apostle (died 44) and Saint Christopher, Martyr (died about 251), and today is the birthday of Richard’s cousin Lele (1947).

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Daily Update: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Charbel Makhlouf

Today we honor Saint Charbel Makhlouf, Priest (died 1898), and today is the birthday of my Internet friend Jillian in Maryland (1981).

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Daily Update: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bridget of Sweden

Today we honor Saint Bridget of Sweden, Religious (died 1373), and note that today is the birthday of my internet friend Mike in Arkansas (1971).

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Daily Update: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mary Magdalen

Today is the feast of Saint Mary Magdelene (died first century).

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Daily Update: July 21, 2014

Laurence of Brindisi

Today we honor Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor (died 1619), and today is the birthday of Richard’s friend Chookie here in town.

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Daily Update: July 20, 2014

Apollinaris and 07-20 - Apollo 11

Today is the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today we honor Saint Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr (died c. 79), and today is also the anniversary of when Apollo 11, the first manned lunar mission, landed on the moon in 1969. Today is also the birthday of one of the Assembled, another Matthew (1983).

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Daily Update: July 19, 2014

07-19 - Seneca Falls Convention

Another Saintless day, but on this date in 1848 the two day Women’s Rights Convention opened in Seneca Falls, New York.

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