Daily Updates

Daily Update: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Irenaeus and 06-28 - Different Perfect Day and Month Day

Today is the Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr (died 202). And today is the only date each year where both the month and day are different perfect numbers. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Cyril of Alexandria, The Lottery, and Hurricane Audrey

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Cyril of Alexandria (died 444). We also note that today is Lottery Day, according to Shirley Jackson’s 1948 short story “The Lottery”, and that it was on this date in 1957 when Hurricane Audrey made landfall in Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, June 26th, 2017

06-26 - Obergefell v. Hodges

We have no Saints to honor today; instead we note that on this date in 2015 the United States Supreme Court ruled, 5–4, in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. And today is the birthday of my Internet friend Lori in Wisconsin (1954). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, June 25th, 2017

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time and 06-25 - Battle of Little Big Horn - Kicking Bear (Mato Wanartaka)

Today is the Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time; with no Saint to honor today, we note that today is the anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, and the date upon which my father died in 1998. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Immaculate Heart of Mary and Birth of John the Baptist by Tintoretto and 06-24 - Midsummer Day

Today is the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the last Feast that depends on the date of Easter. Today is the Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist, and today is also Midsummer’s Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Sacred Heart of Jesus and 06-23 - Midsummer Eve by Edward Robert Hughes

Today is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. And today is Midsummer’s Eve. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

ndPaulinus of Nola, John Fisher, and Thomas Moore

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop (died 431), and the Optional Memorial of Saint John Fisher, Bishop and Martyr, and Saint Thomas More, Martyr (both died 1535). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Aloysius Gonzaga

Today is the Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious (died 1591). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Summer Solstice

Today is the date of the Summer Solstice (except in Eastern Daylight Tme), marking either the Beginning or the Middle of Summer (you decide), And today is the birthday of our former neighbor Pam, mother of several of the Assembled who are friends with our own kids (1959). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, June 19th, 2017

Romuald and 06-19 - Juneteenth

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Romuald, Abbot (died 1027). In the secular world, today is Juneteenth. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Corpus Christi and Father's Day

Today is the date when the American church celebrates the Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). In the secular world, today is Father’s Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, June 17th, 2017

06-17 - Battle of Bunker Hill

There are no Saints to honor today, but on this date in 1775 the Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, June 16th, 2017

06-16 - Bloomsday - Ulysses in O'Connell Street, Dublin

With no Saints to honor today, we note that today is Bloomsday, the celebration of the day in Dublin, Ireland in 1904 on which the events of the great novel Ulysses by Irish writer James Joyce take place. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Corpus Christi (Traditional) and Vitus

Today is the traditional date of the Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), although in America the Solemnity will be celebrated this coming Sunday. And today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Vitus, Martyr (died 303). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

06-14 - Flag Day

With no Saints to honor, we will note instead that today is Flag Day in these fifty states. Continue reading

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