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. Timothy of Antioch was martyred at Rome in the Fourth Century. He was buried in a special grave in the gardens of Theona, not far from the cemetery of St. Paul. This was a recognition of the fact that he bore the same name as the great disciple of St. Paul.
Devotion to Mary’s Heart always flourished in the Church, but its first official approval did not come till the beginning of the 19th Century when Pius VI approved, for certain religious organizations, a Feast for the Most Pure Heart of Mary. The devotion was approved for the universal Church when Pius XII dedicated all mankind to the Heart of Mary in December 1942, following this by the institution of the new Feast of the Immaculate Heart the Blessed Virgin Mary.
St. Jane Frances Fremiot was born in France and was married to Baron de Chantal. She made her house the model of a Christian home. On the death of her husband, with the assistance of St. Frances se Sales, she founded the Order of the Visitation, of which she became the first superior.
(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)