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March 2024

Make a Daily Offering for the Pope's Intention: For new martyrs (Read Reflection)
"Let us pray that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world might imbue the Church with their courage and missionary drive."

1 Friday  20
  violetFriday in the Second Week of Lent
Mass of the day. Preface of Lent I - IV
 [234] Gen 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21; Matt 21:33-43, 45-46.
Hours of the day.
Anniv.:31st anniversary of the death of F. John Werner (81) d. 1993 at Berlin, Germany. Read Obituary
Anniv.:30th anniversary of the death of P. Francis Venuta (63) d. 1994 at Boston, USA. Read Obituary
Birthday:54th birthday of P. Tomás ARMANDO (born this day in 1970).

On this day in our Jesuit history...

1767Without warning or trial, Charles III expels the Jesuits from Spain. 10,000 are deported to the papal states.
1815Congress grants Georgetown University the power to confer degrees.
1915At the 26th General Congregation, the American Assistancy of the Society is set up. It consists of the existing American Provinces then in existence: Maryland-New York, Missouri, New Orleans, and California. Fr. Thomas Gannon is named the first American Assistant.
1937Hillaire Belloc lectures at Woodstock College, Maryland on Catholicism and Civilization.
2005Walter Halloran, age 83 dies. Involved in the 1949 exorcism case that led to the film The Exorcist.


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