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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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Sts. Vincent and Anastasius, Martyr; Station at the Vatican at the Oratory in Jerusalem and at the Monastery Ad Aquas Salvias on the Ostian Way

vincent-anastasiusThese two martyrs also had each the honor of a separate stational Mass at Rome.  St. Vincent, a Spanish deacon, suffered death for the Faith under Diocletian, in the year 300.  St. Anastasius, a native of Persia, was also put to death for being a Christian.  The feasts of these two are both celebrated on the same day.  The example of the heroic fortitude of the martyrs who in the hope of the resurrection, rather than betray the Faith, seek no escape from death, is, indeed, necessary in our days when a sentimental pietistic feeling threatens to replace in the conscience of many the practical profession of the Christian life.

 (Source: Fr. Lasance, The New Roman Missal)

St. Agnes, Virgin, Martyr; Station at the “Lesser Cemetery” of St. Agnes

agnesSt. Agnes, a Roman maiden, in her thirteenth year was beheaded, in the year 304, for the sole reason that she was a Christian.  The original Mass for her feast in the Gregorian Sacramentary had a magnificent Preface not inserted in modern Missals.  She is praised by all the Fathers of the Latin Church; the family of Constantine built a magnificent basilica at her tomb.

(Source: Fr. Lasance, The New Roman Missal)

Sts. Fabian, Pope, and Sebastian, Martyr: Station at the Cemetery of Callixtus and at that ad Catacumbas

xv_century_spanish_panel_of_saint_sebastian_and_saint_fabian1Pope St. Fabian ruled the Church from A.D.236 to A.D. 250.  He died a glorious martyr in the persecution under Decius in 250.  St. Sebastian was a high officer in the army of Emperor Diocletian.  When it was learned that he was a Christian he was condemned to death.  He was first shot with arrows, but as he survived this he was finally beaten to death in 288, by order of the Emperor.

 (Source: Fr. Lasance, The New Roman Missal)