Saint Ignatius of Loyola

July 31 – St. Ignatius of Loyola – Saint Ignatius of Loyola is best known as the founder and first Superior General of the ‘Society of Jesus’. Writer of the book ‘Spiritual Exercises’, Ignatius was a Spanish soldier in the early years of his life. However, a tragic incident changed the course of living...

Terce on Tuesday

Tuesday at Terce O Lord, let your mercy come to me, that I may live. ~Psalm Antiphon, with Psalm 119

Saints Mary, Martha & Lazarus of Bethany

July 29 – SS. Mary, Martha, and Lazarus of Bethany – O God, heavenly Father, your Son Jesus Christ enjoyed rest and refreshment in the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus of Bethany: Give us the will to love you, open our hearts to hear you, and strengthen our hands to serve you in...

Terce on Sunday

Sunday at Terce V. My soul longs, indeed faints for the courts of the Lord; R. My heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. ~Verse

Terce on Saturday

Saturday at Terce – Short Lesson May all the peoples of the earth know that the LORD is God; there is no other. Let your heart therefore be wholly true to the LORD our God, walking in his statutes and keeping his commandments. ~I Kings 8: 60f

The Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Scriptures tell us nothing about the parents of the Virgin Mother, not even their names. An early but unreliable document, known as the Proto-Gospel (or Proto-Evangelion) of James, calls them Anne and Joachim, by which names they are customarily known. Our only real information about them,...

Organ Thursday

Organ Thursday – Nerdy details on the new Wigton pipe organ In each of the three organ divisions (Pedal on the left, Great on top on the right, Swell below), the casework and pipe display is divided into three sections. This reflects the layout of the windchests. For those who are interested, here’s more...

Saint James the Elder, Apostle

July 25 St. James the Elder, Apostle James, son of Zebedee (died 44 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He was a son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of John the Apostle. He is also called James the Elder to distinguish him from James, son of Alphaeus, who is also...

Terce on Wednesday

Wednesday at Terce Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast. ~Psalm 119:9-10

Saint Birgitta of Sweden

July 23 St. Birgitta of Sweden (1303 – 23 July 1373) – A mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettine Order after the death of her husband of twenty years. She was also the mother of Saint Catherine of Vadstena. She is one of the six patron saints of Europe, together with Saint...