SATURDAY 09 MARCH 2019

St Frances of Rome (1384 – 1440) She was born in Rome in 1384 and was married at the age of 13. She distributed gifts to the poor and ministered to the sick. After her husband’s death she retired to a convent she had founded. Violet Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 68:...

THURSDAY 07 MARCH 2019

Sts Perpetua and Felicity (- 203) They were martyred at Carthage in 203 during the persecution of Septimius Severus. Devotion to them spread rapidly and they are mentioned in the Roman Canonof the Mass. Violet Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 54: 17-20, 23 When I cried to...

wednesday 06 March 2019

Ash Wednesday, ST. COLETTE Born on January 13, she was orphaned at seventeen. She distributed her inheritance to the poor and became a Franciscan sister. She was renowned for her sanctity, ecstasies, and visions of the Passion. Violet Entrance Antiphon: Wis 11: 24,...

TUESDAY 05 MARCH 2019

  St Kieran Kieran, or Ciarán of Saighir, was an Irish monk and bishop, active in the fifth or sixth century, and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. He is the patron saint of the diocese of Ossory. Green Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 17: 19-20 The Lord became my...

MONDAY 04 MARCH 2019

St Casimir (1458 – 1484) He was the second son of King Casimir IV of Poland. He assiduously cultivated the Christian virtues, especially chastity and generosity to the poor. He died of tuberculosis on 4 March 1484. Green/White Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 17: 19-20...

SUNDAY 03 MARCH 2019

EIGHT SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: Psalter IV ST KATHARINE DREXEL (1858 – 1955) Green Entrance Antiphon: Cf. Ps 17: 19-20 The Lord became my protector. He brought me out to a place of freedom; he saved me because he delighted in me.   Collect Grant us, O Lord, we...