Daily Update: Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Augustine and 08-28 - Hurricane Isaac

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.

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Daily Update: Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Monica

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

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Daily Update: Friday, August 26th, 2016

08-26 - Women's Equality Day and 08-26 - Hurricane Andrew

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).

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Daily Update: Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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: 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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