Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Bruno, Priest (died 1101), the Optional Memorial of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, Virgin (died 1849), and the Remembrance of Servant of God Terence Cooke, Bishop (died 1983)
Today is the Optional Memorial of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest (died 1867) and the Optional Memorial of Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska, Virgin (died 1938).
This is the fourth book in the Aubrey – Maturin series of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. I first read this book in August of 2001, and again in December of 2006, and I very much enjoyed reading this book once again.
Today is the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, and today is the Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, Religious (died 1226). And today is the First Sunday in October, so today is Respect Life Sunday.
Today is the First Saturday of the month, dedicated to devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Optional Memorial of Saint Théodore Guérin, Virgin (died 1856). On this date in 2002 Hurricane Lili made landfall in Southwestcentral Louisiana, and went right through my town (though I was not there at the time). And Banned Books Week ends today.
Today is the First Friday of the month, dedicated to devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Memorial of the Guardian Angels. And Banned Book Week continues.
Today is the Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor (died 1897). And Banned Book Week continues.
Today is the Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor (died 419), Banned Books Week continues, and today is also the birthday of my son’s best friend Derek (1986).
Today is the Feast of Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, and Saint Raphael, Archangels. Banned Books Week continues, and today is also the birthday of my brother-in-law Bob, the husband of Richard’s Sister Bonnie in Texas (1934).
Since sunset last night it has been the beginning of the Jewish feast of Sukkot, the harvest festival. Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Wenceslaus, King and Martyr (died 929 or 935), the Optional Memorial of Saint Lawrence Ruiz, Martyr, and Companions, Martyrs (died 1637), and the Remembrance of Servant of God John Paul I, Pope (died 1978). In other Catholic news, it is also the anniversary of my baptism into the Catholic Faith (as an infant) in 1958. Banned Books Week continues, and today is the birthday of my friend Annette in Virginia (1956) and of my friend Melissa in Virginia (1971).
Today is the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest (died 1660). Also, today begins Banned Books Week (BBW), an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. At sunset today begins the Jewish feast of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Booths or the Feast of Tabernacles. And tonight is the Full Moon, and a Total Lunar Eclipse.
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian, Martyrs (died about 303) and the Optional Memorial of Blessed Paul VI, Pope (died 1978). Today is also the birthday of Richard’s niece Leah, the daughter of his sister Susan in Iowa (1977).