MID-SUMMER HIATUS ISSUE
July 15 - September 1, 2002
volume 13, no. 104

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July 15 to September 1

JULY

MONDAY, July 15:
Traditional Feast of Saint Henry II, Emperor who died in 1024. In the new, feast of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Historical feast of Blessed Simon of Lipnicza, Priest who died in 1482.

TUESDAY, July 16:
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel via the apparition of the Blessed Mother in 1251 in bestowing the Brown Scapular to Saint Simon Stock, promising that "those who die wearing it, will not suffer hell fire."

WEDNESDAY, July 17:
Traditional Feast of Saint Alexius the Beggar, Confessor who died in 417. Historical feast of the Blessed Martyrs of Compiegne, Carmelite nuns who died in 1794.

THURSDAY, July 18:
Feast of Saint Camillus de Lellis, Confessor priest who founded an Order of Hospitallers and died in 1614. He is Patron Saint of Hospitals and the Sick. Traditional feast of Saint Symphorosa and her Seven Sons, all martyred in 120 A.D. Historical feast of Saint Frederick, Bishop who was martyred in 838.

FRIDAY, July 19:
Traditional Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul, Confessor priest who founded the Lazarists and Sisters of Charity and died in 1660. His body remains incorrupt in Paris. He is the Patron of all Charitable Associations. Historical feast of Saint Arsenius, Monk who died in 449.

SATURDAY, July 20:
Traditional Feast of Saint Jerome Emiliani, Priest who founded the Order of Somascha for the education of children and died of the Bubonic Plague in 1537 and Traditional Feast of Saint Margaret of Antioch, Virgin who was martyred in 304. Historical feast of Saint Ansegius, Abbot who died in 833.

SUNDAY, July 21:
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost and the Feast of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church who died in 1619. Traditional Feast of Saint Praxedes, Virgin who died in 164. In the new, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Historical feast of Blessed Cunegunde, Queen and Abbess who died in 1292.

MONDAY, July 22:
Feast of Saint Mary Magdalen, faithful servant of Our Lord and sister of Saints Lazarus and Martha. She is said to have died in 77 A.D. She is the Patron Saint of Repentant Sinners.


TUESDAY, July 23:
Traditional Feast of Saint Apollinaris of Ravenna, Bishop who was martyred in 79 and Saint Liborius, Bishop who died in the 4th century. In the new, feast of Saint Bridget of Sweden, Religious and Foundress, who died in 1373. She is the Patroness of Sweden and mother of Saint Catherine of Sweden.

WEDNESDAY, July 24:
Traditional Feast of Saint Christina, Virgin who was martyred in 307. She is the Patroness of the Venetian States as well as Millers, Archers and Mariners. Historical feast of Saints John Boste, George Swallowell and John Ingram, English Martyr who died for their faith in 1593.

  
THURSDAY, July 25:
Feast of SAINT JAMES THE GREATER, Apostle who died for the Lord in 42 A.D. He is Patron Saint of Spain and of Laborers. Traditional Feast of Saint Christopher, who was martyred in 250. He is the Patron Saint of Travellers and, despite attempts to downsize him, he is still very much a saint beloved by all.

FRIDAY, July 26:Traditional Feast of Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary who died in the first century. She is the Patron Saint of Christian Mothers. In the new, Mary's father Saint Joachim is added to honor her parents.

SATURDAY, July 27:
Observance of Our Lady on Saturday. Traditional Feast of Saint Pantaleon, Medical Doctor who was persecuted and put to death by Diocletian in 303. He is the Patron Saint of those inflicted with Lung Disease. Historical feast of Pope Saint Celestine I, who died in 432. He was the 43rd successor of Peter and the one who sent St. Patrick to Ireland. Also Historical feast of the martyrs Saints Nathalia, Aurelius, Liliosa, Felix and George who died for the faith in 852.

SUNDAY, July 28:
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Traditional Feasts of Saint Nazarius and Celsus, both martyred in 68 A.D., and Pope Saint Victor I, 14th successor of Peter who was martyred in 199, and Pope Saint Innocent I, 40th successor of Peter who ended the gladiator contests in Rome. He died in 417. In the new, the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Historical feast of Saint Samson, Bishop of Dol who died in 565. For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections

MONDAY, July 29:
Feast of Saint Martha, Virgin, and sister of St. Lazarus. She died in 80 A.D. She is the Patroness of Cooks. Traditional Feast of Saints Felix, Simplicius, Faustinus and Beatrice, all martyred in 304 under Diocletian.

TUESDAY, July 30:
Traditional Feast of the martyrs Saints Abdon and Sennen, who were executed by Diocletian in 303. In the new, Saint Peter Chrysologous, Bishop and Doctor of the Church who died in 450.

WEDNESDAY, July 31:
Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest and Founder of the Jesuits, who died in 1556. He is the Patron Saint of Retreatants.

AUGUST
THURSDAY, August 1:
Traditional Feast of the Dedication of Saint Peter's Chains, and the Seven Holy Machabees who died martyrs preserving the Sacred Altar in 150 B.C. In the new, Saint Alphonsus Liguori. Historical feast of Saints Faith, Hope and Charity who were martyred in the second century.

FRIDAY, August 2:
FIRST FRIDAY. Traditional Feast of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church who died in 1787. He is the Patron Saint of Theologians, also the Traditional Feast of Pope Saint Stephen I, 23rd successor of Peter who was beheaded on his pontifical chair in the catacombs of St. Callixtus in 257. In the new, St. Eusebius of Vercelli and St. Peter Julyian Eymard. Historical feast of Our Lady of the Angels.

SATURDAY, August 3:
FIRST SATURDAY. Traditional Feast of the Finding of the Body of Saint Stephen, the First Martyr. Historical feast of Saint Lydia, who died in the first century. She is the Patron Saint of Dyers.

SUNDAY, August 4:
11th Sunday After Pentecost and Traditional Feast of Saint Dominic, Priest and Founder of the Dominican Order and the saint to whom Our Lady bestowed the Holy Rosary. In the new, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time and feast of St. John Vianney. For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections

MONDAY, August 5:
Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in conjunction with Our Lady of the Snows as determined by Pope Saint Liberius in 353. Historical feast of Saint Emygdius, Bishop who was martyred in 304. He is the Patron Saint invoked for protection from earthquakes.

TUESDAY, August 6:
FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD. Traditional Feast of Pope Saint Sixtus II, 24th successor of Peter who effected the translation of the mortal remains of St. Peter and St. Paul. Also Traditional Feast of Saints Felicissimus and Agapitus, who were martyred with Sixtus in 258.

WEDNESDAY, August 7:
Feast of Saint Cajetan, Priest and Founder of the Theatines. He died in 1547. Traditional Feast of Saint Donatus, Bishop who was martyred in 362. In the new, Pope St. Sixtus II.

THURSDAY, August 8:
Traditional Feast of Saint John Vianney. Priest and Confessor. The Cure d'Ars is the Patron Saint of Parish Priests and Confessors. He died in 1859. Also the Traditional Feast of Saints Cyriacus, Largus and Smaragdus who were martyred in the 4th century. In the new,, St. Dominic. Historical feast of the 14 Holy Helpers.

FRIDAY, August 9:
Traditional Feasts of the Vigil of Saint Lawrence and Saint Romanus who was martyred in 258. Historical feast of Saints Marcellinus, Priest, and Saint Peter, Exorcist who were executed by Diocletian in 304.

SATURDAY, August 10:
Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon who was martyred by fire in 258. He is the Patron Saint of the Poor.

SUNDAY, August 11:
12th Sunday After Pentecost and Traditional Feast of Saints Tiburtius and Susanna, martyred for the Faith in 295. In the new, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time and the feast of St. Clare of Assisi. Historical feast of Saint Philomena, Virgin who was martyred by Diocletian in 304. She is known as the "Wonder-Worker." For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections

MONDAY, August 12:
Traditional Feast of Saint Clare of Assisi, Virgin and Foundress of the Poor Clares. She died in 1253. Historical feast of Saint Euplius, who was martyred in the 4th century.

TUESDAY, August 13:
Feast of Saint Hippolytus who was dragged to death by wild horses after being converted by St. Lawrence in 260. Traditional Feast of Saint Cassian, martyred in 320 by his pagan pupils. In the new, the martyrs Pope St. Pontian and Blessed Philip Monarriz and Companions. Historical feast of Saint John Berchmans who died in 1621. He is Patron of Altar Servers.

WEDNESDAY, August 14:
Traditional Feast of the Vigil of the Assumption and the feast of Saint Eusebius, Priest who was martyred in 357. In the new, Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest dedicated to Our Lady who gave his life in the Nazi death camp in 1941.

THURSDAY, August 15:
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. Holy Day of Obligation

FRIDAY, August 16:
Traditional Feast of Saint Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the new, St. Stephen, King of Hungary. Historical feast of St. Roch, Devotee of the Sign of the Cross who died in 1327.

SATURDAY, August 17:
Traditional Feast of Saint Hyacinth, Dominican Missionary Priest to Poland and Russia who died in 1257. He is the Saint invoked against drowning. Within the Octave of the BVM.

SUNDAY, August 18:
13th Sunday After Pentecost and Traditional Feast of Saint Agapitus, who died a martyr at the age of 15, being beheaded in 275. In the new, the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time and St. Jane Frances de Chantal. For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections

MONDAY, August 19:
Feast of Saint John Eudes, Priest who died in 1680. Historical feast of Saint Louis, French Bishop of Toulouse who died in 1297.

TUESDAY, August 20:
Feast of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot and Doctor of the Church who died in 1153. He composed the Memorare, advised many popes, and preached the Crusades.

WEDNESDAY, August 21:
Traditional Feast of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Widow, Religious and Co-Founder of the Visitation Sisters. In the new, Pope Saint Pius X. Historical feast of Our Lady of Knock.

THURSDAY, August 22:
Traditional Feasts of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Saint Timothy and Companions who were martyred in the third century. In the new, the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

FRIDAY, August 23:
Traditional Feast of Saint Philip Benizi, Priest who died in 1285. In the new, St. Rose of Lima.

SATURDAY, August 24:
Feast of SAINT BARTHOLOMEW, Apostle and Patron Saint of Plasterers who was maryted in 72. Historical feast of Our Lady, Health of the Sick.

SUNDAY, August 25:
14th Sunday After Pentecost and the Feast of Saint Louis IX, King of France. Patron Saint of Tertiaries. In the new, the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time and St. Joseph Calasanctius. Historical feast of Saint Patricia, Virgin and Patron of Naples who died in 665. For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections

MONDAY, August 26:
Traditional Feast of Pope Saint Zephyrinus, 15th successor of Peter who was martyred in 217. Historical feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

TUESDAY, August 27:
Traditional Feast of St. Joseph Calasanctius, Priest and Founder of the Piarists who died in 1648 at the age of 92. In the new, Saint Monica. Historical feasts of the Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Caesarius of Arles, Bishop who died in 543.

WEDNESDAY, August 28:
Feast of Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church who died in 430. Traditional Feast of Saint Hermes, who was martyred in 132.

THURSDAY, August 29:
Commemoration of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist who was decapitated at Salome's behest in 32 A.D. Traditional Feast of Saint Sabina who was martyred in 127. Historical feast of Saint Medericus, Abbot who died in 700.

FRIDAY, August 30:
Traditional Feasts of Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin who died in 1617 in Peru, and Saints Felix and Adauctus, who were martyred in 304 under Diocletian. Historical feast of Saint Fiacre of Brie, Hermit and Patron Saint of Gardeners and Taxi Drivers. He died in 670.

SATURDAY, August 31:
Traditional Feast of Saint Raymond Nonnatus who died in 1240. He is the Patron Saint of Midwives. Historical feast of Saint Aristedes who died in the second century.

SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY, September 1:
15th Sunday After Pentecost and the Traditional Feasts of Saint Giles, Abbot and Patron Saint of the Handicapped who died in 724, and the Twelve Holy Brothers who were martyred in 258. In the new, the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Historical feast of Saint Anna the Prophetess, who died in the first century. For reflections on the Sunday Liturgy, see Fr. Cusick's reflections



MID-SUMMER HIATUS ISSUE
July 15 - September 1, 2002
volume 13, no. 104
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