Daily Update: Friday, August 29, 2014

Beheading of John the Baptist and 08-29 - Hurricane Katrina

Today is the Memorial of the Beheading of John the Baptist, Martyr (died c. 30), and it was on this date in 2005 that Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana.

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Daily Update: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Augustine and 08-28 - Hurricane Isaac

Today is the Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor (died 430). It was also on this date in 2012 that Hurricane Isaac made its first landfall in Louisiana.

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Daily Update: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Monica

Today we honor Saint Monica, Widow (died 387).

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Daily Update: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

08-26 - Hurricane Andrew

With no Saints for us to honor this day, we turn to the Year of Our Lord 1992, when on this date Hurricane Andrew made landfall in Louisiana. And one year before that, Richard’s grandniece Alyssa was born, the granddaughter of his brother here in town (1991).

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Daily Update: Monday, August 25, 2014

Louis, King of France and Joseph Calasanz

Today we honor Saint Louis, King (died 1270) and Saint Joseph Calasanz, Priest (died 1648).

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Daily Update: Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bartholomew

Today is the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, and today is the Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle (died first century).

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Daily Update: Saturday, August 23, 2014

Rose of Lima

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Rose of Lima (died 1617).

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Daily Update: Friday, August 22, 2014

Queenship of Mary (Velaquez - Coronation of the Virgin)

Today is the Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the octave after her Assumption into Heaven.

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Daily Update: Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pius X

Today is the Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope (died 1914).

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Daily Update: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bernard

On this day we honor Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot (died 1153) and today is the birthday of my kids’ friend Josh, one of the Assembled (1977).

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Daily Update: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

John Eudes

Today we honor Saint John Eudes, Priest (died 1680). And, on a personal note, today I am 55 years, 11 months, and 15 days old, which is precisely how long my mom lived.

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