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June 2024

Make a Daily Offering for the Pope's Intention: For those fleeing their own countries (Watch video(Read Reflection)
"Let us pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys fraught with danger and violence, may find welcome and new living opportunities in their host countries."

20 Thursday
  greenThursday of the eleventh week.
Mass of the day.
Cycle II [368] Sir 48:1-14; Ps 97:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7; Matt 6:7-15.
 Hours of the day.
Anniversary:56th anniversary of the death of P. Tilman Esser (88) d. 1968 at Makumbi, Rhodesia. Read Obituary
Anniversary:10th anniversary of the death of P. John Dove (91) d. 2014 at Harare, Zimbabwe. Read Obituary
Birthday:49th birthday of P. Chrispen MATSILELE (born this day in 1975).
Birthday:54th birthday of P. Ugenio PHIRI (born this day in 1970).
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Wales BANDA who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Gerald SIMWINGA who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Evans TEMBO who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Tatolo THIBINYANE who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Dismas CHISANGA who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Ecklay HAMALENGWA who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Edward J. MANGAPE who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Mapeza P. MASELECHI who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. João Portásio XAVIER who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Anesu MUSHUMBA who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Martin B. MUSONDA who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Moolisa S. TLALI who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Moniz Fernando REIS who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Wooden Jubilee of S. Eusébio Mariano SAMUEL who celebrates 5 years in the Society today.
Jubilee:Crystal Jubilee of P. Wilfred M. SUMANI who celebrates 15 years of Priesthood today.

On this day in our Jesuit history...

1591In the Roman College, St. Aloysius' holy death occurs at ll:l5 PM, a martyr of charity of the distemper caught in attending the sick.
1608Cardinal Bellarmine preaches on the heroic life and virtue (especially humility) of St. Aloysius Gonzaga. He had been the spiritual director of Aloysius.
1626At Nagasaki, the martyrdom of Francis Pacheco, John Baptist Zola, and seven others, by slow fire.
1626The martyrdom at Nagasaki, Japan, of Blesseds Francis Pacheco, John Baptist Zola, Vincent Caun, Balthasar de Torres, Michael Tozo, Gaspar Sadamatzu, John Kinsaco, Paul Xinsuki, and Peter Rinscei.
1679The martyrdom in London of Blesseds William Harcourt, John Gavan and Anthony Turner.
1966George Lemaitre dies. A priest (non-Jesuit), scientist, his theory of the expanding universe was praised by Einstein. Jesuit alumnus.
1983John Paul II beatifies Mother Ursula Ledochowski, the sister of Vlodimir, foundress of the Ursulines of the Sacred Heart. Another sister was already beatified by Paul VI, the foundress of the Claverian Sisters, and "Mother of the Black Poor."
2001Martin Ryackers, S.J. is murdered in Jamaica, at the church door. He worked with the poor for justice.
 

VARIABLES FOR THE YEAR 2024

Dominical Letter  g f
Golden Number  11
Epact  xix
Solar Cycle 17
Letter of the Martyrology u
Roman Year of Indiction 2
Julian Period Year 6737
Years since the confirmation of the Society 484
Years since the passing of our Holy Father Ignatius  468
Years since the erection of the Southern Africa Province 3
Sunday Readings  Cycle  B
Weekday Readings  Cycle   II
Gregorian Easter 31 March
Julian (Orthodox) Easter    5 May