Calendar

Aug
1
Tue
Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Catholic Church dedicates the month of August to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Immaculate Heart is often venerated together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus (the devotion we celebrate in June), and with good reason. Just as the Sacred Heart represents Christ’s love for mankind, the Immaculate Heart represents the desire of the Blessed Virgin to bring all people to her Son.

There is no better example of the Christian life than that offered by Mary. Through the following prayers, which help to deepen our devotion to her Immaculate Heart, we can join the Mother of God in drawing closer to Christ.

Sep
1
Fri
Month of Our Lady of Sorrows
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
Month of Our Lady of Sorrows

The month of September is dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Devotion to the sorrows of the Virgin Mary dates from the twelfth century, when it made its appearance in monastic circles under the influence of St. Anselm and St. Bernard. The Cistercians and then the Servites undertook to propagate it. It became widespread in the fourteenth and especially the fifteenth centuries, particularly in the Rhineland and Flanders, where Confraternities of the Sorrowful Mother sprang up. It was in this context that the first liturgical formularies in her honor were composed. A provincial council of Mainz in 1423 made use of these in establishing a “Feast of the Sorrows of Mary” in reparation for Hussite profanations of her images.

Dec
25
Mon
Christmas
Dec 25 all-day
Aug
4
Sat
Vianney Day
Aug 4 all-day
Dec
25
Tue
Christmas
Dec 25 all-day
Aug
4
Sun
Vianney Day
Aug 4 all-day
Dec
25
Wed
Christmas
Dec 25 all-day
Aug
4
Tue
Vianney Day
Aug 4 all-day
Dec
25
Fri
Christmas
Dec 25 all-day
Aug
4
Wed
Vianney Day
Aug 4 all-day