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September 6, 2020

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9 September
Feast Day of St. Peter Claver 

“We must speak to them with our hands before we speak to them with our lips.” from www.IgnatianSpirituality.com

St. Peter Claver, SJ, was a member of the Society of Jesus and is the patron of African missions and of interracial justice, due to his work with slaves in Colombia.

Peter Claver was born to a prosperous family in Verdu, Spain, and earned his first degree in Barcelona. He entered the Jesuits in 1601. When he was in Majorca studying philosophy, Claver was encouraged by Alphonsus Rodriguez, the saintly doorkeeper of the college, to go to the missions in America. Claver listened, and in 1610 he landed in Cartagena, Colombia. After completing his studies in Bogotá, Peter was ordained in Cartagena in 1616.

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August 30, 2020

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St Teresa of Calcutta

Born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu on 26 August 1910 in what was Üsküp, Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire and is now Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.

Died on 5 September 1997 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.

Beatified on 19 October 2003 in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City by Pope John Paul II.

Canonized on 4 September 2016 in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City by Pope Francis.

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August 23, 2020

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26 August 2020
Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa

Our Lady of Czestochowa

The origin of this miraculous image in Poland is unknown for absolute certainty, but according to tradition it was painted by St. John sometime after the Crucifixion of Our Lord and re-mained in the Holy Land until discovered by St. Helena of the Cross in the fourth century, at which it was taken to Constantinople.

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August 16, 2020

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16 August 2020
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

So what happened after the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven?

If you pray the Holy Rosary you know that the next glorious mystery is the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin as Queen of Heaven and Earth. For many centuries the Church celebrated the Octave of the Assumption with the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. So... the octave (meaning "eighth") day of the Assumption (August 15th) is August 22nd (15+7=22). But most of us on that day will be celebrating the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For some reason, the word "queenship" always makes me think of an ocean liner. I digress.

Why the disparity?

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August 9, 2020

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15 August 2020
The Solemnity of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Not a Holy Day of Obligation this Year since it falls on Saturday. Then again, Sundays have not been Holy Days of Obligation for most of this year anyway.

Assumption of the Virgin
Francesco Albani (1578-1660)

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