The summer months are part of the church’s Ordinary Time but in August we celebrate feast days of saints that are hardly ordinary ! John Vianney, Dominic, Clare, Maximilian Kolbe, Pope Pius X, Rose of Lima, Augustine and the apostle, Bartholomew. Mary, the Mother of God, has two feasts this month: her assumption into heaven on August 15 and her coronation as Queen of heaven and earth on August 22.
Here’s the August calendar. Do something special on one of these feast days. As we celebrate, let us ask God to help us become saints !