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.
In the Gospel of St. John, Bartholomew is not mentioned among the Apostles, but it is stated that Philip and Nathanael came to Jesus, and that Jesus said of Nathanael, “the Israelite in whom was no guile.” In the list of the apostles in the other Gospels, Nathanael is not mentioned, but after Philip is placed Bartholomew.
Like the other Apostles, the holy Nathanael or Bartholomew, a true Israelite, sincere and without guile, as Our Savior Himself testified, was honored with a vigil which was already noted in the Martyrology of St. Jerome.
The Mass is that of December 20, but at Rome the Office of today was not introduced until much later.
(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)
St. Philip Benizi was born in Florence on the feast of the Assumption in 1233. He was one of the first to profess the religious life as a Servite, and in time became general of the Order. With his brethren he preached in many countries of Europe, and journeyed even into western Asia to spread the Christian Faith. In his humility he refused honors, and even the Papacy, which was offered him by the cardinals assembled in conclave. He entered into the glory of heaven in the year 1285.