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Friday, August 10, 2018

Saint Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr


The Golden Legend

The Catholic Encyclopedia

Catholic On-Line




Saint Lawrence, please pray for us!

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Vigil Of the Feast of Saint Lawrence

In the 1960 revisions to the Ordo, reflected in the 1962 Ordo, the importance of the Vigil of Saint Lawrence was raised, which required bumping Saint Jean Vianney from this date, where he had been since his canonization (he actually died on the Fourth, but Saint Dominic was already there) to the 8th.

Happy Vigil of Saint Lawrence!
Saint Jean Vianney, please pray for us!

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Saint Jean Vianney, Confessor

Today is the feast of Saint Jean Marie Vianney, the Cure of Ars, and the saint I have read the second most about (the first being Saint Padre Pio). He is the patron of priests.


O heavenly Father, Shepherd of Thy people, we give Thee thanks for Thy servant Jean, who was faithful in the care and nurture of Thy flock; and we pray that, following his example and the teaching of his holy life, we may by Thy grace grow into the stature of the fullness of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

The Catholic Encyclopedia on the Cure of Ars.

Excerpts from his sermons.

TAN's selections on the Cure.

Father Rutler has a book out about him.

Twenty-one years ago, Pope John Paul II wrote on St. Jean Vianney to all priests in his Maundy Thursday letter.

Ask his intercession for a good priest you know.

His feast in the ordinary mode of the Latin Rite was August 4th.

Saint Jean Marie Vianney, please pray for us!

Monday, August 06, 2018

The Transfiguration Of the Lord



From a sermon by Pope Saint Leo the Great on the Transfiguration:

The Lord took chosen witnesses and in their presence revealed his glory. That is to say, the form of body which he had in common with other men, he so transfigured with light, that his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment became exceeding white, even as snow. Now the chief purpose of this Transfiguration was to remove from the hearts of the disciples their fear of the Cross. So, before their eyes, was unveiled the splendour of his hidden majesty, that the lowliness of his freely-chosen suffering might not confound their faith. But nonetheless there was also thus set forth, by the providence of God, a sure and certain hope for holy Church, whereby the whole Body of Christ should know with what great a change it is yet to be honoured. For the members of that Body whose Head hath already been transfigured in light may promise themselves a share in his glory.

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