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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.

Two Columns

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.

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St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

200px-San_Antonio_Maria_ZaccariaThis famous Lombard preacher was one of that band of saints who the Lord, in the Sixteenth Century, sent to carry out in Italy that ecclesiastical reform which had indeed been long desired, but which the Canons of the Council of Trent alone could not effect. It was necessary that they should be put into practice with heroic zeal, and this could be done only by a saint. He founded the order of Regular Clerks who from the Church of St. Barnabas near which they lived are called “Barnabites.” They gave much assistance to St. Charles Borromeo in his work of reform. Anthony died at the age of 36, July 5, 1539, and was canonized by Pope Leo XIII.
(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)

St. Leo II

popeleoiiThis feast was originally the second commemoration of St. Leo the Great, who was the object of very marked devotion in the Middle Ages. It was celebrated on the anniversary of the removal of his body from the porch to the interior of St. Peter’s. Later it became the feast of Pope Leo II who approved the acts of the Sixth Ecumenical Council which condemned the heresy of those who asserted that Christ had only one will. In his brief pontificate he gave an example of earnest preaching and devotion to the poor. He died in 683.
(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)