Category Archives: Feasts, Solemnities, Memorials, and other Great Celebrations

Any posts related to the Feasts, Solemnities, Memorials, and other Great Celebrations of the Roman Catholic Church

“A shoot shall sprout……..”

“A shoot shall spout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.” This excerpt from the 11th Chapter of the Book of Isaiah comprises the reading for today’s Morning Prayer in the Divine Office. Today, … Continue reading

Posted in Feasts, Solemnities, Memorials, and other Great Celebrations, My "(Future) Homilies", Personal Reflections, Discernment, and Prayer | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

“Where there is no love, put love and you will draw out love…”

Hello everyone, a blessed feast day to you all! Today we celebrate the feast of one of my personal favorites – St. John of the Cross. St. John was one of the great reformers of the Carmelite Order and, together … Continue reading

Posted in Feasts, Solemnities, Memorials, and other Great Celebrations, Great Carmelite Saints and Feast Days | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

St. Andrew–Pray for Us!

Hello everyone, today is the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. I wish I could compose a beautiful post for the feast of such an important saint; however, I have to get ready to serve Holy Mass this evening. So I’m going to … Continue reading

Posted in Feasts, Solemnities, Memorials, and other Great Celebrations | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

“Pro Orantibus Day” – Have you prayed for your contemplative religious yet today?

Wow, what a day! Today, we in the West (Roman Catholic Church) celebrate the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This celebration is unique in that it is one of the few memorials also commemorated on the same day by … Continue reading

Posted in Feasts, Solemnities, Memorials, and other Great Celebrations, In Honor of Our Blessed Mother, Personal Reflections, Discernment, and Prayer | Tagged , , , , , ,

“God Alone Sufficeth!”

Hello everyone, oh I am so excited. Today we celebrate the Feast day of my favorite saint – the great Carmelite mystic and Doctor of the Church, St. Teresa of Avila (St. Teresa of Jesus). Teresa was a woman of … Continue reading

Posted in Feasts, Solemnities, Memorials, and other Great Celebrations, Great Carmelite Saints and Feast Days | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Novena to St. Therese of the Child Jesus

How exciting! Hello, everyone; as many of you may know, in just 10 short days we will celebrate the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux. On October 1st., we honor this great, humble, Carmelite saint and Doctor of the Church … Continue reading

Posted in Feasts, Solemnities, Memorials, and other Great Celebrations, Great Carmelite Saints and Feast Days | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Forward March, O Soldiers of Jesus Christ!

Hello everyone, Happy Feast Day! Today we celebrate the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola. St. Ignatius was a soldier. First, he devoted his loyalty and service to the King of Spain. However, following a painful and difficult conversion, St. … Continue reading

Posted in Feasts, Solemnities, Memorials, and other Great Celebrations | Tagged , ,