Saint Andrew, Apostle

November 30 – St. Andrew, Apostle – He was brother of Simon (Peter), both fishermen. From the fourth Gospel we learn that Andrew was a disciple of the Baptist, whose testimony first led him and John the Evangelist to follow Jesus. Andrew introduced him to his brother, Peter; later they left all things to...

Sext on Friday

Friday at Sext – But you, LORD, be not far off! O you my help, hasten to my aid! ~Psalm 22: 20

Thanksgiving Day, USA

Thanksgiving Day, USA – On this day we sing the great hymn of praise, Te Deum. It is also sung at Vigils on Sundays outside of Lent and Advent, on Holy Days, and midnight at the New Year – You are God; we praise you. You are the Lord; we acclaim you. You are...

None on Wednesday

Wednesday at None – Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. ~Psalm 127: 2

Saint Silvester Gozzolini

November 26 – St. Silvester Gozzolini – Founder of the Sylvestrines, b.of the noble family of the Gozzolini at Osimo, 1177; d. 26 Nov., 1267. He was sent to study jurisprudence, but, feeling within himself a call to the ecclesiastical state, abandoned the study of law for that of theology and Holy Scripture, giving...

Sext on Monday

Monday at Sext – Short Lesson Now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life. ~Romans 6:22

Christ the King Sunday

Christ the King Sunday – “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and...

Saint Clement, Bishop of Rome

November 23 – St. Clement, Bishop of Rome Also called Clemens Romanus to distinguish him from Clement of Alexandria. He was the third in succession after the Apostle Peter as bishop of Rome. Clement is known mainly for the letter he wrote to the Corinthians in about AD 96. He is counted among the...

Sext on Friday

Friday at Sext – They stare and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. But you, O LORD, be not far off! O you my help, hasten to my aid! ~Psalm 22: 18-19 ~We remember our Lord Jesus at the hour he was hung upon...