Today is the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, and 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.
Today is the Memorial of Saint Monica, Widow (died 387).
With no Saints for us to honor this day, we note that today is Women’s Equality Day. We also 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).
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Louis, King (died 1270) and the Optional Memorial of Saint Joseph Calasanz, Priest (died 1648).
Today is the Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle (died first century).
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Rose of Lima (died 1617). And today is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
Today is the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the octave day of her Assumption into Heaven on August 15th.
Today is the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, and the Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope (died 1914). And the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, conclude today.
On this day is the Memorial of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot (died 1153). The Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, continue, and today is the birthday of John, our Graveyard Shift manager at the Casino (1964) and of my kids’ friend Josh, one of the Assembled (1977).
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint John Eudes, Priest (died 1680). And the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
We have no Saints to honor today, but on this date in 1587 Virginia Dare became the first child in the Americas born to English parents. It was also on this date three years later, in 1590, that she (and the rest of the colonists in the Roanoke Colony in what is now North Carolina) were found to be missing. And the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
With no Saints to honor today, we turn to the worst hurricane (before 2005) to ever hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, namely, Hurricane Camille in 1969. Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day, and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.