Daily Update: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Dorothy Day and 11-29- International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Today is the Remembrance of Servant of God Dorothy Day (died 1980). And today is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Catherine LaBoure and Giving Tuesday

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Catherine Labouré, Religious (died 1876). And since today is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, today is Giving Tuesday. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, November 27th, 2017

11-27 - Pope Urban II Preaches the First Crusade

With no Saints to honor today, we turn to the events of this day way back in 1095, when Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont in France. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Christ the King and John Berchmans

Today is the Solemnity of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the church year (next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent). Today is also the Optional Memorial of Saint John Berchmans, Religious (died 1621). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Catherine of Alexandria by Caravaggio and Luigi Beltrame Quattrocchi and Maria Corsini-Beltrame Quattrocchi

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr (died about 305), and the Optional Memorial of Blessed Luigi Beltrame Quattrocchi (died 1951) and Blessed Maria Corsini-Beltrame Quattrocchi (died 1965), Holy Couple. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, November 24th, 2017

Andrew Dung-Lac and Acadian Day and Native American Heritage Day

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Andrew Dũng-Lạc, Priest and Martyr (died 1839) and Companions, Martyrs (died 1745 – 1862). And, as today is the Day after Thanksgiving, it is Louisiana Acadian Day (by proclamation by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards) and Native American Heritage Day (by proclamation by President Donald J. Trump). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Clement I, Columban, Miguel Agustin Pro and Thanksgiving Day - Android

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Clement I, Pope and Martyr (died c. 101), the Optional Memorial of Saint Columbanus, Abbot (died 615), and the Optional Memorial of Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, Priest and Martyr (died 1927). And today is Thanksgiving Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Cecilia

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Cecelia, Virgin and Martyr (died 117). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2017

Presentation of Mary

Today we celebrate the Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, November 20th, 2017

11-20 - Sinking of the Whaleship Essex

No Saints again (drat). We note that on this date in 1820 a whale rammed and sank the American Whaleship Essex, with results that were very bad for the crew of the ship and very good for future literature. Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

I finished reading this novel (published in 2003) for my Third Tuesday Book Club (which meets tomorrow evening, November 21st), and I very much enjoyed it. It is a book about living as an outsider, and also about relationships, goals, and families. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, November 19th, 2017

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time and World Day of the Poor 2017

Today is the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, and today is the World Day of the Poor. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Dedication of the Basilicas of Peter and Paul, Apostles, and Rose Philippine Duchesne and Leonid Meteor Shower and Election Day

Today is the Optional Memorial of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Peter and Paul, Apostles, and the Optional Memorial of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin (died 1852). Today is the second day of the two-day Leonid Meteor Shower, and today is the Open General Election in Louisiana. Finally, today is the birthday of Will, one of the former Assembled (1986). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, November 17th, 2017

Elizabeth of Hungary and Henriette DeLille and Leonid Meteor Shower

Today is the Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious (died 1231) and the Remembrance of Venerable Henriette DeLille, Religious (died 1862). The two-day Leonid Meteor Shower begins today. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Margaret of Scotland, Edmund Rich of Abington, and Gertrude the Great

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Margaret of Scotland, Queen (died 1093), the Optional Memorial of Saint Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Bishop (died 1240), and the Optional Memorial of Saint Gertrude, Virgin (died 1302). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Albert the Great and 11-15 - America Recycles Day

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor (died 1280). And today is America Recycles Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

11-14 - Bombing of Coventry

No Saints today, but it was on this date in 1940 when the city of Coventry, England, in the West Midlands, was the target of a massive bombing raid by the German Luftwaffe. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Monday, November 13th, 2017

Stanislaw Kostka and Frances Xavier Cabrini

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Stanislaus Kostka, Religious (died 1568) and the Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin and Religious (died 1917). Continue reading

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