Daily Updates

Daily Update: Monday, February 18th, 2019

Presidents Day

We have no Saints to honor today, but since today is the Third Monday in February, today is Washington’s Birthday (Observed) / Presidents Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, February 17th, 2019

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Seven Founders of the Order of Servites

Today is the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Optional Memorial of the Seven Founders of the Order of Servites (last founder died 1310). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, February 16th, 2019

02-16 - Battle of Fort Donelson

Today is another Saintless day. On this date in 1862 the American Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson ended with a victory for the Union forces under Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, February 15th, 2019

02-15 - Susan B. Anthony Day

With no Saints to honor today, we note that today is Susan B. Anthony Day, the anniversary of her birth in 1820. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Cyril and Methodius and St. Valentine's Day

Today is the Memorial of Saint Cyril, Monk (died 869) and his brother, Saint Methodius, Bishop (died 885). In the more secular world, today is Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, February 13th, 2010

Lúcia de Jesus Rosa dos Santos

Today is the Remembrance of Servant of God Lúcia de Jesus Rosa dos Santos (died 2005). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

02-12 - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday and 02-12 - Darwin Day and 02-12 - Red Hand Day

With no Saints to honor, we note that today is the Celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday and Darwin Day, celebrating the great naturalist’s birthday (both in 1809). And today is Red Hand Day, the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, February 11th, 2019

Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of the Sick

Today is the Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes and the World Day of the Sick. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, February 10th, 2019

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Scholastica

Today is the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin (died 543). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Anne Catherine Emmerich

Today is the Optional Memorial of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, Virgin (died 1824). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, February 8th, 2019

Jerome Emiliani and Josephine Bahikta

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Jerome Emiliani, Priest (died 1537) and the Optional Memorial of Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin (died 1947). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Piux IX

Today is the Optional Memorial of Blessed Pius IX, Pope (died 1878). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Paul Miki and Companions and 02-06 - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Today is the Memorial of Saint Paul Miki, Priest and Martyr, and Companions, Martyrs (died 1597). Today is also the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Agatha and Pedro Arrupe and New Year 2019

Today is the Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr (died c. 250) and the Remembrance of Servant of God Pedro Arrupe, Religious (died 1991). And today is the beginning of the New Year of the Pig. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, February 4th, 2019

02-04 - Midpoint of Winter Season and 02-04 - World Cancer Day

We have no Saints to honor today, but today is the Midpoint of Winter, being the day between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. And today is World Cancer Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time and World Day and Blaise and Ansgar and Mary Lange and 02-03 - Four Chaplains Day and 02-03 - The Day the Music Died and Super Bowl LIII

Today is the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the World Day for Consecrated Life in Church Parishes. Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Blaise, Bishop and Martyr (died 316), the Optional Memorial of Saint Ansgar, Bishop (died 865) and the Remembrance of Servant of God Mary Lange, Religious (died 1882). This day is also Four Chaplains Day (1943), and the Day The Music Died in 1959. And today is Super Bowl LIII, to be played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, between the AFC Champion New England Patriots and the NFC Champion New Orleans Saints Los Angeles Rams. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

First Saturday and Presentation of Our Lord and World Day for Consecrated Life and 02-02 - Groundhog Day and 02-02 - World Wetlands Day

Today is the First Saturday of the month, dedicated to devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, and we celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life in the Church (we will celebrate the Day in the Parishes on Sunday). In the secular world, today is Groundhog Day and World Wetlands Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, February 1st, 2019

First Friday - Sacred Heart of Jesus and 02-01 -- National Freedom Day and National Wear Red Day

Today is the First Friday of the month, dedicated to devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Today is National Freedom Day, and because today is the First Friday in February, today is National Wear Red Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, January 31st, 2019

John Bosco

Today is the Memorial of Saint John Bosco, Priest (died 1888). Today is also the birthday of my friend Linda in West Virginia, who I knew while growing up in West Virginia (1957). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

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We have no Saints to honor today, but today is the Anniversary of the Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi (1948). Continue reading

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