• Experiencing Church Virtually

    Experiencing Church Virtually

    In many parts of the world, the church buildings have been closed for about one-half of 2020; and are now, thankfully, starting to re-open on a limited basis.  These closures have felt like a loss in many ways, yet, we have learned that much of the spiritual beauty of the churches and sacred art can…

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  • Guardian Angels

    Guardian Angels

    The memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels marks October 2 on the Church Calendar.  It is a celebration that maybe some now relegate to earlier times – those times when the Mass was recited in Latin and the Prayer to Saint Michael was prayed at the end of Mass.

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  • Saint Wenceslaus, The Patron of Bohemia and Czechs

    Saint Wenceslaus, The Patron of Bohemia and Czechs

    September 28th is the Feast Day of Saint Wenceslaus the patron of Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic). He is also the patron of many Catholic Parishes in Europe and the U.S. including several in the midwestern States of Nebraska and Iowa where many Czech immigrants settled in the 1800’s.

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  • Our Lady of Sorrows

    At the cross her station keeping,Stood the mournful Mother weeping,Close to Jesus to the last. The 13th century Stabat Mater is the renting Latin hymn played in a minor key at each Station of the Cross – it echoes across the centuries on September 15, the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.

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  • The Most Holy Name of Mary

    The Most Holy Name of Mary

    September 12th is the celebration of the Most Holy Name of Mary, Mother of God. It is a day to contemplate the blessed name via prayers in the form of litanies, chants and song. The feast day originated in Spain in 1513 and the official date was moved various times until settled at its present…

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  • Nativity of Mother Mary

    Nativity of Mother Mary

    This week is the celebration of the second event of the Incarnation – the birth of Mary the Mother of Jesus on September 8th. (The first event of the Incarnation is the Immaculate Conception – see more about that on another page under Feast Days on this site.) She was likely born around the year…

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