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.
Today is the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Optional Memorial of Saint Jeanne Jugan, Virgin (died 1879).
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.
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.
Today is the Memorial of Saint Monica, Widow (died 387).
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).
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 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, and the Optional Memorial of Saint Rose of Lima (died 1617).
Today is the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the octave after her Assumption into Heaven.