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April 2015: Month of the Holy Eucharist

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
     

1

Wednesday of Holy Week
St. Hugh of Grenoble

2

Holy Thursday
St. Francis of Paola

3

Good Friday [day of fasting and abstinence]
St. Richard of Wyche

4

Holy Saturday
St. Isidore of Seville

5

Easter Sunday [holy day of obligation]
St. Vincent Ferrer

6

St. William of Eskilsoe

7

St. John Baptist de la Salle

8

St. Julie Billiart

9

St. Waldetrudis

10

St. Michael de Sanctis

11

St. Marguerite d'Youville

12

The Octave of Easter
St. Julius

13

Radonitsa
Pope Saint Martin I

14

St. Lydwine

15

St. Paternus

16

St. Bernadette

17

St. Anicetus

18

St. Apollonius the Apologist

19

St. Alphege

20

St. Marian

21

St. Anselm

22

St. Abdiesus

23

St. George

24

St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen

25

St. Mark

26

St. Cletus

27

St. Zita

28

St. Peter Chanel

29

St. Catherine of Siena

30

St. Pius V, Pope

   

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When she was 56, Angela Merici said "No" to the Pope. She was aware that Clement VII was offering her a great honor and a great opportunity to serve when he asked her to take charge of a religious order of nursing sisters. But Angela knew that nursing was not what God had called her to do with her life. She had just returned from a trip to the Holy Land. ... continue reading



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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

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St. Michael the Archangel

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Reading 1, Hebrews 10:1-10
So, since the Law contains no more than a reflection of the ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10, 11
He pulled me up from the seething chasm, from the mud of the ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 3:31-35
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