The Church Year: May 10, 2012

by Jimmy Akin

in +Religion, Liturgical Year

Today is Thursday of the 5th week of Easter. The liturgical color is white.


Saints & Celebrations:

On May 10, in the Ordinary Form in the United States, we celebrate St. Damien de Veuster, priest. It is an optional memorial.

In the Extraordinary Form, we celebrate St. Antonius, OP, bishop, and confessor, who died in A.D. 1459. It is a Class III day.

In the Extraordinary Form, we also celebrate St.s Gordian and Epimachus, martyrs, who died in A.D. 360 and 250. This celebration is a commemoration.

If you’d like to learn more about St. Damien de Veuster, you can click here.

If you’d like to learn more about St. Antonius, you can click here.

If you’d like to learn more about St.s Gordian and Epimachus, you can click here.

For information about other saints, blesseds, and feasts celebrated today, you can click here.



To see today’s readings in the Ordinary Form, you can click here.

Or you can click play to listen to them:


Devotional Information:

We continue our series on the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to the Holy See’s Directory on Popular Piety:

192. This is not the place to reproduce the list of Marian exercises approved by the Magisterium. Some, however, should be mentioned, especially the more important ones, so as to make a few suggestions about their practice and emendation.

Prayerfully Hearing the Word of God

193. The Council’s call for the “sacred celebration of the word of God” at significant moments throughout the Liturgical Year, can easily find useful application in devotional exercises made in honor of the Mother of the Word Incarnate. This corresponds perfectly with the orientation of Christian piety and reflects the conviction that it is already a worthy way to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, since it involves acting as she did in relation to the Word of God. She lovingly accepted the Word and treasured it in her heart, meditated on it in her mind and spread it with her lips. She faithfully put it into practice and modeled her life on it.

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