July 17, 2019The Humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Today is the memory of the humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary. "Humility," says St. Bernard, "is the foundation and guardian of virtues."
July 16, 2019The Eighteenth Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes
On July 16, 1858 Our Lady appears last time to Bernadette in Lourdes. This day is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
July 16, 2019The Brown Scapular
A little brown cloth, often dirty and torn, worn over a person's shoulders, is one of the richest Sacramental in the possession of the Catholic Church.
July 16, 2019Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
This Feast commemorates the favors granted by Our Lady on Mount Carmel. On July 16, 1251 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock, General of the Order of Carmelites, holding in Her hand the form of a scapular.
July 14, 2019The Feast of Saint Bonaventure
Sanctity and learning raised Bonaventure to the Church's highest honors, yet at heart he was ever the poor Franciscan friar, who practiced and taught humility and mortification.