Fifteenth week after Pentecost




The Gospel this Sunday is St Luke 7:11-16, the revival of the young man of Naim.

The Benedictine Office this week in summary

This week contains the three September Ember Days, so do consider observing the traditional fasting and abstinence on them.

Sunday 21 September - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Third Sunday of September, Class II ; Commemoration of St Matthew
Monday 22 September - Class IV; St Maurice and Companions, memorial [EF: St Thomas of Villanova]
Tuesday 23 September  - Class IV; St Linus I, memorial
Wednesday 24 September - Ember Wednesday, Class II;  [EF: and Commemoration of Our Lady of Ransom]
Thursday 25 September– Class IV
Friday 26 September - Ember Friday, Class II [EF: and Commemoration of SS Cyprian and Justina]
Saturday 27 September  - Ember Saturday, Class II; SS Cosmas and Damian, memorial

You can find more details of how to celebrate these hours in the Ordo for September.

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost




The Benedictine Office (1962 general calendar) this week in summary

Sunday 14 September - Exaltation of Holy Cross, Class II
Monday 15  September – The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class III (EF: Class II)
Tuesday 16 September – Class IV; SS Cornelius and Cyprian, memorials 
Wednesday 17 September - Class IV; St Hildegard, memorial [EF: Commemoration of the Imprinting of the Stigmata of St Francis; OF: St Hildegard OSB, Doctor of the Church, Solemnity]
Thursday 18 September - Class IV [EF: St Joseph of Cupertio]
Friday 19 September - Class IV [EF: St Januarius and companions]
Saturday 20 September - Saturday of Our Lady (Sat 3 Sept) [EF: and commemoration of St Eustace and Companions]

You can find more details of how to celebrate these hours in the Ordo for September.

Thirteenth week after Pentecost


Codex Aureus Epternacensis, c1035-40

This Sunday's Gospel is St Luke 17:11-19, healing of the lepers.

This week in the Office

Sunday 7 September  - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost/First Sunday of September, Class II [**In some places, St Cloud, Confessor, Class I]
Monday 8 September - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class II [EF: with a commemoration of St Hadrian, Martyr]
Tuesday 9 September - Class IV; St Gorgonius, memorial
Wednesday 10 September – Class IV [EF: St Nicholas of Tolentino]
Thursday 11 September  - Class IV; SS Protus and Hyacinth, memorial
Friday 12 September – Class IV [EF: Most Holy Name of Mary]
Saturday 13 September - Saturday of Our Lady (Sat 2 Sept)

You can find further details of how to say the Office for these days in the Ordo for September.

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

c6th Rossana Gospels

This Sunday's Gospel is St Luke 10:23-37, the parable of the good Samaritan.

Note that if you live in Australia (and I suspect some other countries), September 5 is officially an Ember Day.

This week in the Benedictine (1962 calendar) Office

Sunday 31 August - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost/Fifth Sunday of August, Class II
Monday 1 September - Class IV [***In some places, St Vibiana; EF: Commemoration of St Giles]
Tuesday 2 September - Class IV [EF: St Stephen]
Wednesday 3 September - St Pius X, Class III [***In some places St Seraphia]
Thursday 4 September - Class IV
Friday 5 September - Class IV [EF: St Laurence Justinian]
Saturday 6 September – Saturday of Our Lady (Sat 1 of Sept)

And you can find more details of the Office this week in the Ordo for September.

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Ottheinrich-Bibel, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 8010, c1425-30

The Gospel this Sunday is St Mark 7:31-36, the healing of a deaf and dumb man.

The Benedictine Office (1962 General Calendar) this week in summary

Sunday 24 August – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost/Fourth Sunday of August; Commemoration of St Bartholomew
Monday 25 August  - Class IV [in some places/EF: St Louis]
Tuesday 26 August - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Zephyrinus]
Wednesday 27 August - Class IV [EF: St Joseph Calasanctius]
Thursday 28 August – St Augustine of Hippo, Class III; St Hermes, memorial
Friday 29 August - Beheading of St John the Baptist, Class III
Saturday 30 August – Our Lady on Saturday (Sat 5 of August); SS Felix and Adauctus, memorial [EF/***in some places, St Rose of Lima]

You can find further details in the Ordo for August.

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Holbein: Woodcut


The Gospel for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost is St Luke 18: 9-14, on the prayer of the publican and the Pharisee.

This week in the (1962 General Calendar) Benedictine Office

Sunday 17 August – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost/Third Saturday of August, Class II
Monday 18 August - Class IV; St Agapitus, memorial
Tuesday 19 August - Class IV [EF: St John Eudes]
Wednesday 20 August - St Bernard, Class III
Thursday 21 August – Class IV; St Bernard Ptolemy, memorial [EF: St Jane Frances de Chantal]
Friday 22 August - Class IV; St Timothy, memorial [EF: Immaculate Heart of the BVM]
Saturday 23 August - Saturday of Our Lady (Sat 4 of Aug) [EF: St Philip Benizi]

You can find further details in the Ordo for August.

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost




This week's Gospel is St Luke 19:41-47, the cleansing of the Temple.

The Benedictine Office in summary this week

Sunday 10 August – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II/Second Sunday of August ; Commemoration of St Lawrence
Monday 11 August - Class IV; St. Tiburtius, Memorial
Tuesday 12 August  – Class IV; St. Clare, memorial
Wednesday 13 August  - Class IV; SS Pontianus and Hippolytus, memorial [EF: SS Hippolytus and Cassian]
Thursday 14 August – Vigil of the Assumption, Class II          
Friday 15 August - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I
Saturday 16 August - Saturday of Our Lady (Sat 3 of Aug)

You can find more details of how to say the Office on these days in the Ordo for August.