Saint Boniface

June 5 – St. Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary to Germany, Martyr – St. Boniface, a monk of Exeter in England, is one of the great figures of the Benedictine Order and of the monastic apostolate in the Middle Ages. Gregory II sent him to preach the Gospel in Germany. He evangelized Hesse, Saxony...

Vigils on Thursday

Thursday at Vigils – Invitatory Psalm – Who can ascend the hill of the LORD and who can stand in his holy place? Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, who have not pledged themselves to falsehood, nor sworn by what is a fraud. ~Psalm 24: 3,4

The Martyrs of Uganda

June 3 – The Martyrs of Uganda (RC Charles Lwanga and Companions) – Charles Lwanga & his companions were a group of Roman Catholics & Anglicans murdered by Mwanga II, the King of Buganda, between 1885 & 1887. These deaths were part of a three-way religious struggle for political control. Although the Anglicans were...

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – You sweep men away; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning; in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers. ~Psalm 90: 5,6

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

June 1 – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (transferred from May 31) – The Visitation is the visit of Mary with Elizabeth as recorded in the Gospel of Luke 1:39-56. Here Mary sings the Magnificat. It is celebrated on May 31 in the West (July 2 in calendars of the 1263-1969 period...