Daily Updates

Daily Update: Friday, September 21st, 2018

Ember Days and Matthew and 09-21 - International Day of Peace and POW MIA Recognition Day and 09-21 - Earth, Wind, and Fire Day

Today is the second of three Ember Days for this season of the year. Today is the Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (died first century). Today is also the International Day of Peace. As today is the Third Friday in September, today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and today is Earth, Wind, & Fire Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Eustace and Andrew Kim Taegon and Paul Chong Hasang

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Eustace and Companions, Martyrs (died 118), and the Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest and Martyr (died 1846), Saint Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, Catechist and Martyr (died 1839), and their Companions, Martyrs (died 1839, 1846, and 1869). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Yom Kippur 2  and Ember Day and Januarius and Our Lady of La Salette and 09-19 - Talk Like a Pirate Day

Arrrr! Since sunset last night, and until sunset tonight, is the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews. Today is also the first of three Ember Days for this season of the year. Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Januarius, Bishop and Martyr (died about 304), and today is the Optional Memorial of Our Lady of La Salette. Today is also International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

09-18 - Air Force (USAF) Birthday (1947) and 09-18 - International Read an Ebook Day and 09-18 - Colon Cancer and Yom Kippur

Today (with no Saints) is the Air Force (USAF) Birthday (1947), International Read an Ebook Day, and today is the seventeenth anniversary of my successful Colon Cancer Surgery in 2001. At sunset today begins Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, September 17th, 2018

Hildegard von Bingen, Robert Bellarmine, and 09-16 - Constitution Day

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Hildegard von Bingen, Virgin and Doctor (died 1179) and the Memorial of Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop and Doctor (died 1621). And today is Constitution Day (1787). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, September 16th, 2018

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Cornelius and Cyprian and 09-16 - Mexican Independence Day

Today is the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of Saint Cornelius, Pope and Martyr (died 253) and Saint Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr (died 258). Today is also Mexican Independence Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Our Lady of Sorrows and 09-15 - International Day of Democracy

Today is the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. Today is also the International Day of Democracy and the birthday of my friend Jay from the Third Tuesday Book Club (1960). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, September 14th, 2018

Exaltation of the Cross

Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, September 13th, 2018

John Chrysostom and 09-13 - World Chocolate Day and 09-13 - Hurricane Ike

Today is the Memorial of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor (died 407). Today is World Chocolate Day, and on this date in 2008 Hurricane Ike made landfall in Texas. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary and 09-12 -Mindfulness_Day

Today is the Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. And today is Mindfulness Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

09-11 - Patriot Day

With no Saints to honor, we note that today is Patriot Day, during which we recall the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93. And today is the birthday of my co-worker Deborah at the casino (1954). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, September 10th, 2018

Rosh Hashana 2 - Elena Flerova - Rosh Hashanah and 09-10 - World Suicide Prevention Day

Rosh Hashana 5779 continues, having started last night at sunset. We have no Saints to honor today, but today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, September 9th, 2018

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time and Peter Claver and Frédéric Ozanam and National Grandparents Day and 09-09 - Hurricane Betsy and Rosh Hashana

Today is the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Memorial of Saint Peter Claver, Priest (died 1654) and the Optional Memorial of Blessed Frédéric Ozanam (died 1853). And because today is the First Sunday after Labor Day, today is National Grandparents Day. On this date in 1965 Hurricane Betsy made landfall in South Louisiana, and today is the anniversary of when Richard’s mother Juanita died (1999). And at sunset today begins Rosh Hashana 5779. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Birth of the Virgin (Domenico Ghirlandai, 1490's) and 09-08 - International Literacy Day

Today is the Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today is also International Literacy Day, And today is the birthday of my friend (and bridesmaid at my wedding) Charlene, who may be in Texas (1958). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, September 7th, 2018

First Friday - Sacred Heart of Jesus and Joseph Verbis Lafleur

Today is the First Friday of the month, dedicated to devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Remembrance of Reverend Lt. Joseph Verbis Lafleur (died 1944). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, September 6th, 2018

09-06 - National Read a Book Day

With no Saints today, we instead note that today is National Read a Book Day. Today is also the birthday of my daughter-in-law Callie (1988). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Teresa of Calcutta and 09-05 - International Day of Charity

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Theresa of Calcutta, Virgin (died 1997). Today is also the International Day of Charity, and today is the birthday of yours truly, the author of this Weblog (1958). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

09-04 - Testament - The Little Rock Nine

With no Saints to honor today, we turn to the events of this day in 1957, when in Little Rock, Arkansas, Governor Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to prevent nine African American students from enrolling in and integrating Central High School. Today is also the birthday of Callie’s father Ken (1955). Continue reading

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