Saint Ubaldesca

was born in Calcinaia, near Pisa, in 1136 and joined the Order of St. John of Jerusalem at the age of fifteen. She had resolved never to refuse the requests of the unfortunate. She gave them what she could and, when she had nothing to give, she offered at least the consolation of her smile, paying close attention to the tale of the troubles of each with fraternal understanding. No one left her without being comforted. She worked for fifty-five years in the infirmary attached to the monastery at Pisa, caring for her neighbour out of love of God. (Feast 28 May)

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Liturgical Calendar - May 2002

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

1

St. Joseph the worker

2

St. Athanasius, bishop & doctor

3

Ss. Philip & James, apostles

4

5

6th Sunday of Easter

6

7

8

9

Ascension of the Lord

10

Blessed Damian Joseph de Vauster of Moloka’I, priest

11

Ss. Odo, Majolus, Odilo, Hugo & Petrus the venerable, abbots of Cluny, OSB

12

7th Sunday of Easter

Ss. Nereus & Achilleus, martyrs; St. Pancras, martyr

13

14

St. Mathias, apostle

15

St. Isidore the farmer

16

17

18

Blessed Gerard Mecatti of Villamagna, religious, SMOM; St. John I, pope & martyr

19

Pentecost

St. Caelestin, pope & hermit, OSB

20

St. Bernardin of Siena, priest

(7th week in ordinary time)

21

22

23

24

25

Ss. Bede the Venerable, priest & doctor; Gregory VII, pope; Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin; St. Magdalena Sofia Barat, religious, SMOM

26

Most Holy Trinity

St. Philipp Neri, priest

27

St. Augustine of Canterbury, bishop

28

St. Ubaldesca, virgin, SMOM

29

Blessed Joseph Gerard, priest

30

31

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Including the General Roman Calendar, the Proper Calendar of the Order of St. Benedict and the Proper Calendar of the Order of Malta, designed and published for you by the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard