WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY 2019

OrSaint Fursa (- c.650)   He was an Irish monk who did much to establish Christianity throughout the British Isles and particularly in East Anglia, at a time when a high Christian civilization existed in Ireland but had been largely wiped out elsewhere.  ...

TUESDAY 15 JANUARY 2019

Saint Ita (c.475 – 570)     She was born in County Limerick, at a place now called Killeedy after her. She was known for her sanctity and for her gift of prophecy and was held in veneration by a large number of saints, both men and women. Green...

MONDAY 14 JANUARY 2019

Ordinary Weekday, St. Felix of Nola   Saint Felix of Nola (d. ca. 250) was a Christian presbyter at Nola near Naples in Italy. He sold off his possessions in order to give to the poor. He was believed to have died a martyr’s death.   Green Entrance Antiphon Upon...

SUNDAY 13 JANUARY 2019

BAPTISM OF THE LORD Psalter proper   White Entrance Antiphon : Cf. Mt 3: 16-17 After the Lord was baptized, the heavens were opened, and the Spirit descended upon him like a dove, and the voice of the Father thundered: This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well...

SATURDAY 12 JANUARY 2019

St Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620 – 1700)   Born in Troyes in France, she went to Canada at the age of 33, where she taught and devoted herself to works of corporal mercy and founded the Congregation of Notre-Dame de Montréal. She died on 12 January 1700.   White...

FRIDAY 11 JANUARY 2019

St. William of Bourges He was Archbishop of Bourges from 1200 until 1209. He was given to a life of exercises of piety and to the acquisition of knowledge. Saint William was canonized on May 17, 1218.   White Entrance Antiphon: Ps 111: 4 A light has risen in the...