Daily Update: Monday, August 31st, 2015

08-31 - Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago

No Saints today, but on this date in 1962 the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, just off the coast of Venezuela, officially became independent from the United Kingdom.

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Daily Update: Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Jeanne Jugan

Today is the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Optional Memorial of Saint Jeanne Jugan, Virgin (died 1879).

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Daily Update: Saturday, August 29th, 2015

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: Friday, August 28th, 2015

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: Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Monica

Today is the Memorial of Saint Monica, Widow (died 387).

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Daily Update: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Louis, King of France and Joseph Calasanz

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Louis, King (died 1270) and the Optional Memorial of Saint Joseph Calasanz, Priest (died 1648).

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Daily Update: Monday, August 24th, 2015

Bartholomew

Today is the Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle (died first century).

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Daily Update: Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Rose of Lima

Today is the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, and the Optional Memorial of Saint Rose of Lima (died 1617).

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Daily Update: Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Queenship of Mary (Velaquez - Coronation of the Virgin)

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

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Daily Update: Friday, August 21st, 2015

Pius X

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

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