This Society is focused on fostering, reinforcing and promoting traditional Catholic principles in society. Each day on this page, you’ll find the Saints of the Day as reflected in the traditional calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. Read more about our mission and beliefs here.
On May 30, 1862, Don Bosco narrated the following dream. It concerns the battles of the Church against many adversaries, the sufferings of the Pope and the final triumph through devotion to the Holy Eucharist and to Mary, Help of Christians.
The painting below, created by Matthew Brooks, is used with permission. It depicts one of the forty dreams of St. John Bosco. In it, two ships battled in a violent sea. Within this depiction is a stunning amount of symbolism.
Below are the Saints of the Day as reflected in the traditional calendar of the Roman Catholic Church.
St. Alexius was the only son of a wealthy Roman noble. For Christ’s sake he left his home and, poor and unknown, devoted his life to God’s service. He died early in the Fifth Century. His memory is venerated in many lands.
(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)
Today the whole Latin Church joins with the Friars of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel in celebrating the munificence of the Mother of God towards this Order which is dedicated to her.
The origin of this illustrious brotherhood which has given so many saints to the Church, is well known. A little while before the year 1185, a priest of Calabria having had a revelation of the prophet Elias, ascended Mount Carmel and began to restore one of the four ancient monasteries which he found there, and of which only the foundations remained.
The name of St. Henry, Emperor of Germany, born in 972, is held in veneration by all. He spread Christianity and advanced piety and religion among his subjects. He defended the Church and the Holy See. He came down repeatedly into Italy in order to defend the rightful Pontiff against opposing factions.