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June 6

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ or Corpus Christi. (Transferred from Thursday, June 3.) See: Let us Love the Blessed Sacrament Passionately! and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. Mass Readings Featured Saints St. Norbert, founder, by Marten Pepijn – Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, (Belgium) St. Norbert, bishop (†1134). Founder of the Premonstratensian order of canons...

June 5

Memorial of St. Boniface St. Boniface, bishop and martyr(†754). An Anglo-Saxon monk who was sent by Gregory II to evangelize the Germanic peoples. He founded numerous monasteries and dioceses, conquering vast regions for Christ. While Archbishop of Mainz, he undertook a mission to Frisia, in what is today Holland, and was killed by the sword by a band of pagan...

June 4

Friday of the 9th Week in Ordinary Time Mass Readings Featured Saints Entrance of the Saints into Heaven, by Giotto di Bondone – Detail of the Final Judgement fresco, Cappella degli Scrovegni, Padua (Italy) St. Optatus, bishop († 4th century). As bishop of Milevis in Northern Africa, he distinguished himself in the fight against the Donatists. He wrote several works highly esteemed by St....

June 3

Solemnity of Corpus Christi transferred to Sunday, May 6 Memorial of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs   St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs (†1886). A head page in the court of King Mwanga of Uganda when he was baptized by missionary fathers, Charles catechized other young men of the court. For their Faith and for refusing to submit to the...

June 2

Wednesday of the 9th Week in Ordinary Time Mass Readings Featured Saints St. Blandina – Church of St. Irenaeus, Lyon (France) St. Eugene I, Pope (†657). Succeeded St. Martin I and, like him, combated the heresy of the Monothelites. St. Nicephorus of Constantiople, bishop (†829). He was a simple layman when acclaimed Patriarch of Constantinople. He was exiled by the iconoclast EmperorLeo V,...
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