Read about Arturo Vittori's engineering feat that is
bringing drinkable water to areas in need of fresh water
at Health & Wellness
We've been issuing grants to renew relevant
subscriptions and professional memberships
On the Trail
Read two commentaries on the USCCB's just-released
2020 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Charter
for the Protection of Children and Young People
This is the last month (until 2022, of course) that
Advent and Liturgical Year C resources will be listed
Catch up on what Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has
accomplished during October 2021
The Visa Holders Handbook is highlighted this
at Immigration Resources
December 21, 2021
National Flashlight Day, on the same day as Winter
Solstice, reminds us to turn on some lights during the
shortest day of the year. Check out the history of the
You might also appreciate this YouTube video by Matt
I Bought EVERY Flashlight at Home Depot
January 6 – February 25, 2022
Mardi Gras Season
Mardi Gras isn't just a day, it's a whole season of
revelries. Get your purple, green and gold on and check
out a few of these facts about
January 15, 2022
Feast of St.
St. Arnold Janssen was the Founder of the Society of the
Divine Word (SVD) in 1875 in Steyl, Holland. Born in
1837; ordained in 1861; died in 1909 and canonized in
2003. St. Arnold Janssen, pray for us.
Ever been caught “doing nothing” and shamed into feeling
lazier than the average person? Rest assured, that might
not happen today, January 16, National Nothing Day.
National Nothing Day has been “celebrated” since 1973.
Since the trappings and pomp of the holiday literally
add up to nothing, like its namesake, there’s not a lot
to tell. A mind-teaser does occur to us, though — if
you’re doing nothing, aren’t you doing something, with
nothing as the thing you’re doing?
January 29, 2022
Feast of St.
St. Joseph Freinademetz was an extraordinary SVD
missionary, serving in China for 29 years and sustained
by Eucharistic Adoration and devotion to the Blessed
Virgin Mary. He died on January 28, 1908 but January 29
is the day SVDs have chosen to celebrate his life. (The
universal Church celebrates January 28 as the Feast of
St. Thomas Aquinas.) St. Joseph Freinademetz, pray for
February 2, 2022
Ground Hog Day
Truth is, the groundhog isn't looking for its shadow
when it comes out of its hole. Here are a few more facts
about Punxsutawney Phil.
February 10, 2022
While you're appreciating the usefulness of your
umbrella, celebrate the day and check out this list of
50 umbrella design innovations. You might want to
February 26, 2022
Given the current supply chain delays, you might
consider making your own ashes for Ash Wednesday. Here's
a DIY guide.
March 10, 2022
Remember when you were forced to leave your phone at
home—because it was attached to your house?
Tele-communications has moved
on but for this one day we'll nostalgically celebrate
the anniversary of the first telephone call by Alexander
Graham Bell to his assistant, Mr. Watson.
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