This month begins the listing of resources for the
Advent Season and Year C
On review this month are Traveler Compliance Checks, the
Overseas Training Program, and more at
Of particular interest is the Kino Border Initiative and
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice report on
abuses at the border
at Immigration Resources
Read about the biophysicist who's transforming asparagus
into medical implants
at Health & Wellness
Ongoing education grants have been issued to SVDs in the
past six months and they're listed
On the Trail
Learn about privacy issues when kids use streaming apps
and about the young, soon-to-be-saint who documented
Eucharistic miracles on the internet
October 8, 2021
the peshtigo (wisconsin)
This day marks the deadliest fire in U.S. history. The
year was 1871. Among the many stories surrounding this
catastrophe, two—The Miraculous Tabernacle and
that of Adele Brise—are especially remembered.
October 23-31, 2021
29th International Week of Prayer and Fasting
The International Week of Prayer and Fasting campaign is
a grassroots movement of Catholics and other Christians
from around the world participating in a global network
of prayer and fasting for an end to the “culture of
death,” and for a newfound appreciation for basic human
rights, particularly in the United States of America.
This year's event will be held online.
November 3, 2021
Stress Awareness Day was established in 1998 by the
International Stress Management Association (ISMA) to
help provide information on stress, and strategies on
how to address it for both companies and individuals.
Tongue Twister Day
Tongue twisters are a silly way to pass the time or
practice pronunciation or even to practice a foreign
language! Celebrate November 8 with all the twisty
things you can say with your tongue.
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 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
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