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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Vigil of the Apostles Sts. Simon and Jude

St. Simon-and-Jude Stained GlassAnticipation is a sign of solicitude and zeal, and therefore the Church, because she is full of love, anticipates the liturgical solemnities in her prayers. A typical example of this zeal is found in the loves of some of the early saints like St. Nicholas of Myra and the Patriarch St. Benedict, of whom we are told that in their prayer they even anticipated the liturgical night vigils. The vigil of Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles, is mentioned in the Martyrology of St. Jerome.

(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance) ‘);


St. Evaristus

1026evaristus4Pope Evaristus, who succeeded St. Anacletus as Pope, governed the Church during nine years. He divided the various ecclesiastical regions of Rome among the titular presbyters and ordered that seven deacons should surround the Pope when he preached. He was put to death for the Faith in the year 112.

(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)

Sts. Chrysanthus and Daria

Sts Chrysanthus and DariaSt. Chrysanthus came with his wife St. Daria from the East to Rome, some time in the Third Century. They were accused of being Christians, and after suffering many torments their lives were closed by a glorius martyrdom in one of the persecutions, probably that of Valerian, about the year 237. Of them the Byzantine Liturgy says: “Chrysanthus and Daria live in heaven, though they are dead, having been buried alive in one grave. The inseparable pair were entombed on March 19.”

(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)