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August Reminders

August Reminders – Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

8/2 – Our Lady of the Angels (13th C. Italy /Hist) –

Prayer: “August Queen of Heaven, Sovereign Mistress of the Angels, Who didst receive from the beginning the Mission and the Power to crush the serpent’s head, we beseech thee to send Thy Holy Angels, that under Thy Command and by Thy Power, they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks, and drive them hence into the abyss of woe. Most Holy Mother, send Thy Angels to defend us and to drive the cruel enemy from us. All Ye Holy Angels and Archangels, help and defend us. Amen. O Good and Tender Mother! Thou shalt ever be our Love and our Hope. Holy Angels and Archangels, keep and defend us. Amen”

– Birthday of Sister Mildred Mary Ephrem (1916-2000) – God’s ‘Little White Dove’, born on the Feast of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of 14, Mildred Neuzil entered the active religious congregation of the Sisters of the Precious Blood, a papal community, in Dayton Ohio. Three years later Mildred made her first vows as a professed religious. She received the name Sister Mary Ephrem, a name that means “doubly fruitful”.

– Portiuncula Indulgence

8/4 – 1st Sunday of August – God the Father of All Mankind Feast

– St. John Vianney (1859 /New) Patron of parish priests

8/5 – Dedication of Basilica of St. Mary Major of Rome (Our Lady of the Snows) Rome, where Our Savior’s
Crib is kept (New /Trad)


– Father (Saint) Annibale places ‘nihil obstat’ on Volumes 1-19 of Luisa’s Writings (1926)

8/14 – Vigil of the Assumption (Trad)

– St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (1941 /New)

8/15 – ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (New /Trad) Instituted by Pope Leo IV (847) –

– Feast of Our Lady of the Divine Will

– Dormition of Our Lady (Eastern Rites)

8/16 – St. Joachim (1st C. Trad) Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary

8/21 – St. Pius X (1914 / New) –

– Our Lady of Knock (1879 /Hist)


– Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Trad)

8/24 – St. Bartholomew, Apostle (72 /New /Trad) – Believed to be the Nathanael whose innocence and simplicity won high praise from the lips of Christ when Philip brought him to our Lord. He suffered and died in Armenia. The traditional symbol for Saint Bartholomew, the knife, was this instrument which was used to flay him alive.

– Our Lady Health of the Sick (Hist)

8/26 – Our Lady of Czestochowa (Hist)

8/27 – Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Hist) – Annunciation, Visitation, Birth of Jesus, Adoration of the Magi, Finding in the Temple, Resurrection, Assumption

– Our Lord Jesus gives Title “The Kingdom of My Divine Will in the Midst of Creatures. Book of Heaven. The Call of the Creature to the Order, the Place and the Purpose for which He was Created by God.” (V19-8.27.26) –

8/29 – Passion of St. John the Baptist (32 /New /Trad)


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