Passion of Saint John the Baptist.
The Passion of Saint John the Baptist c. 29 A.D. August 29—Memorial Liturgical Color: Red A desert-dwelling, locust-eating, weed-wearing, celibate ascetic dies for marriage Saint John Vianney was so opposed to the dances held routinely in his small town of Ars that he dedicated a small chapel in his parish [...]
Queenship of Mary.
Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary August 22—Memorial Liturgical Color: White The mother of a king is a queen who receives honor in her son’s realm Mary is both a queen and a mother, but she is more mother than queen. Mary’s Queenship and “mothership,” or motherhood, spark to life simultaneously. [...]
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot and Doctor of the Church 1090 – 1153 August 20—Memorial Liturgical Color: White Patron Saint of the Cistercian Order, beekeepers, and candlemakers A reformer par excellence, he saved the Benedictine Order and rejuvenated monasticism Today’s saint was like a medieval rock star who never stopped [...]
Saint Dominic, Priest c. 1170 – 1221 August 8—Memorial Liturgical Color: White Patron Saint of the Dominican Republic, astronomers, and the falsely accused A one man army for God; long practice taught him how to preach the Truth Today’s saint and Saint Francis of Assisi were close contemporaries. They both [...]