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According to present [1907] usage, Advent is a period beginning with the Sunday nearest to the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle (30 November) and embracing four Sundays. The first Sunday may be as early as 27 November, and then Advent has twenty-eight days, or as late a...

"We humbly entreat Thy majesty, O Lord: that as the blessed Apostle Andrew was once a teacher and ruler of Thy Church: so he may be a constant advocate for us before thee. Through our Lord." - Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962

“The name “Andrew” (Gr., andreia, manhood,...

November 26, 2019

And it happened 50 years before Plymouth!

Did you know that the first “thanksgiving” meal in the United States was not celebrated by the Pilgrims in Plymouth, but by Spanish settlers, in what became Florida? And that first “Thanksgiving” was Eucharistic!

Historian Dr. Mi...

"O Most merciful God, Who didst vouchsafe to call the holy Abbot Sylvester from pondering the vanity of worldly things before an open grave, into the wilderness to make his life illustrious by his merits: we humbly beseech Thee, that like him we may despise earthly thi...

"O God, Who on the top of Mount Sinai didst give the Law to Moses, and dist, by means of Thy holy Angels, wondrously convey thither the body of blessed Catherine, Thy Virgin and Martyr: grant, we beseech Thee, that, through her merits and intercession, we may be able t...

"O God, Who didst endow holy John, Thy Confessor and Doctor, with a wonderful spirit of self-denial and a surpassing love of the Cross: grant that by ever cleaving to his example, we may obtain eternal glory. Through our Lord." - Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962

“St. J...

"O God, Who dost gladden us with the yearly festival of blessed Cecilia, Thy Virgin and Martyr, grant that we who honor her by this solemn rite, may follow the example of her godly life. Through our Lord." - Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962

“St. Cecilia, a Roman virgin...

"O God, Who didst will that this day the ever blessed Virgin Mary, dwelling-place of the Holy Ghost, should be presented in the temple: grant, we beseech Thee, that through her intercession, we may be worthy to be presented in the temple of Thy glory. Through our Lord....

"O God, Who by the voice of an Angel didst recall Thy blessed Confessor Felix from the desert to undertake the work of ransoming captives: grant, we beseech Thee, that by Thy grace we may be freed from the bondage of sin through his intercession, and may be guided safe...

"Shed Thy light upon the hearts of Thy faithful people, O merciful God, and through the glorious prayers of blessed Elizabeth, grant that we may despise worldly success and find our joy in heavenly consolation. Through our Lord." - Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962

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