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Welcome to the Liturgical Lowdown for the month of August! In this episode host, Lisa Cotter will be giving you insights, histories, and ideas on how to celebrate and integrate the liturgical life of the Catholic Church into your life this month.
August’s Devotion: Immaculate Heart of Mary
- Catholic Encyclopedia on the Immaculate Heart of Mary
- The connection between Mary and Saturday
Pope Francis’ Monthly Intention: The Treasure of Families: That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.
Feasts of Note:
August 1st – St. Alphonsus Liquori (memorial)
August 4th – St. John Vianney (memorial)
August 6th – Transfiguration (feast)
August 8th – St. Dominic (memorial)
August 9th – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (optional memorial)
August 10th – St. Lawrence (feast)
August 11th – St. Clare (memorial)
- Prayer: St. Clare’s Litany of the Sacred Wounds
August 14th – St. Maximillian Kolbe (memorial)
- Prayer: Novena to St. Maximillian Kolbe
- Book: St. Maximillian Kolbe: Mary’s Knight
- Activity: Join the Militia of the Immaculata
August 15th – Assumption (solemnity)
- Siena’s Palio (horse race)
August 20th – St. Bernard of Clairvaux (memorial)
August 21st – St. Pius X
August 22nd – Queenship of Mary (memorial)
August 23rd – St. Rose of Lima (optional memorial)
August 24th – St. Bartholomew (feast)
August 27th – St. Monica (memorial)/August 28th – St. Augustine (memorial)
- Book: The Confessions
August 29th – Passion of St. John the Baptist (memorial)
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