Daily Update: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Bartholomew

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

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Daily Update: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Rose of Lima and 08-23 - International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

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.

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Daily Update: Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Queenship of Mary (Velaquez - Coronation of the Virgin)

Today is the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the octave day of her Assumption into Heaven on August 15th.

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Daily Update: Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Pius X and Games of the XXXI Olympiad - Rio, Brazil

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.

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Daily Update: Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Bernard and Games of the XXXI Olympiad - Rio, Brazil

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).

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Daily Update: Friday, August 19th, 2016

John Eudes and Games of the XXXI Olympiad - Rio, Brazil

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.

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Daily Update: Thursday, August 18th, 2016

08-18 - Virginia Dare and Games of the XXXI Olympiad - Rio, 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.

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Daily Update: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

08-17 - Hurricane Camille and 08-17 - Black Cat Appreciation Day and Games of the XXXI Olympiad - Rio, 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.

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Daily Update: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Stephen of Hungary and Games of the XXXI Olympiad - Rio, Brazil

Today is the Optional Memorial of  Saint Stephen of Hungary, King (died 1038). And the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continue.

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Daily Update: Monday, August 15th, 2016

Assumption and 08-15 - National Day of the Acadians and Games of the XXXI Olympiad - Rio, Brazil

Today is the great Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (a Holy Day of Obligation), and today is also the National Day of the Acadians. And the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Daily Update: Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Michael J. McGivney and Maximillian Mary Kolbe and Games of the XXXI Olympiad - Rio, Brazil

Today is the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Remembrance of Venerable Michael J. McGivney, Priest (died 1890) and the Optional Memorial of Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (died 1941). The Perseid Meteor Shower ends today. (If you did not see any, better luck next year.) And the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Quicksand House by Carlton Mellick III (Ebook)

Quicksand House by Carlton Mellick III

This is the very strange book that I finished reading today for my Third Tuesday Book Club meeting next Tuesday (August 16th, 2016). I did wonder why in the world our younger book club male (out of two men) picked this book, but it turned out to be a thought-provoking science fiction fantasy book of undeniable quality. So I may yet have a talk with Jason, but I must confess I enjoyed this book.

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Daily Update: Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Pontian & Hippolytus and 08-13 - International Lefthanders Day and Games of the XXXI Olympiad - Rio, Brazil

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Pontian, Pope and Martyr (died 235) and the Optional Memorial of his onetime opponent, Saint Hippolytus, Priest and Martyr (died 235 or 236). The Perseid Meteor Shower continues, today is International Left Handers Day, and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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