Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel Commentary, by Msgr. João Scognamligio Clá Dias, EP
St. Januarius – Museum of León, Spain
St. Januarius, bishop and martyr (†305). Optional Memorial. Martyred in Pozzuoli (Italy). His blood, reserved in the Cathedral of Naples, liquefies miraculously at least three times a year.
St. Theodore, bishop (†690). Appointed by Pope St. Vitalian as Archbishop of...
Saturday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
St. Joseph of Cupertino – Shrine of St. Joseph Cupertino, Osimo (Italy)
St. Joseph of Cupertino, priest (†1663). Religious from the Order of Friars Minor Conventual of Osimo (Italy). Although little endowed with natural gifts, he was, nonetheless, favoured with extraordinary mystical graces.
St. Dominic Trach, priest and martyr (†1840). Arrested during...
Friday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
St. Robert Bellarmine
St. Robert Bellarmine, bishop and Doctor of the Church. Optional Memorial.At 18 years of age, he entered the Company of Jesus. An outstanding exegete and theologian, he fought the errors of protestantism. As a professor and Spiritual Father of the Roman College, he was the spiritual director of...
Memorial of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian
St. Cornelius, Pope (+253) and St. Cyprian, bishop (+258), martyrs. St. Cornelius fought zealously for the unity of the persecuted Church. He was banished from Rome under Emperor Gallus and died a martyr in exile in Civita Vecchia. St. Cyprian, as Bishop of Carthage, dedicated himself to the organization of the Church in Africa....
Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
Our Lady of Sorrows In fulfilment of Simeon’s prophecy, a sword of sorrow pierced Our Lady’s soul as she accompanied the Passion of her Divine Son. Each one of His sufferings filled the Blessed Virgin’s Heart anew with pain. Yet She stood firm, keeping her station at the foot of the Cross, participating in...