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.
March 25.—THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.
THIS great festival takes its name from the happy tidings brought by the angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin, concerning the Incarnation of the Son of God. It commemorates the most important embassy that was ever known: an embassy sent by the King of kings, performed by one of the chief princes of His heavenly court; directed, not to the great ones of this earth, but to a poor, unknown virgin, who, being endowed with the most angelic purity of soul and body, being withal perfectly humble and devoted to God, was greater in His eyes than the mightiest monarch in the world. When the Son of God became man, He could have taken upon Him our nature without the cooperation of any creature; but He was pleased to be born of a woman. In the choice of her whom He raised to this most sublime of all dignities, Continue reading
The festival of St. Gabriel was appointed for this day in the Roman Missal by Pope Benedict XV. It is placed close to the festival of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin to whom he announced that she had been chosen to become the Mother of God. In the Old Testament, he is mentioned in the Book of Daniel, and he was the Archangel who appeared to the High Priest, Zachary, the father of John the Baptist.
(Source: Fr. Lasance, The New Roman Missal)
A zealous maintainer of ecclesiastical discipline, and defender of the faith against the Priscillianist heresy in Spain; in which his endeavors were seconded by St. Leo the Great, as appears by his letter to St. Turibius. His predecessor, Dictinius, had the misfortune to fall into the heresy of the Priscillianists; but was never deposed, as the historian Quesnel mistakes, and died about the year 420, as is clear from the writings St. Austin. St. Turibins died about the year 460, and is named in the Roman Martyrology on this day.
(Source: Butler’s Lives of the Saints)