April 1, 2021
Caravaggio’s Denial of St. Peter commemorates the dramatic predawn Holy Friday event of the apostle’s denial of Jesus.

April 1, 2021
Today is Holy, or Maundy, Thursday, when Jesus washed his disciples’ feet in an act of humility that is seen as a reminder of the cleansing waters of Baptism and a foreshadowing of the purification brought by the Crucifixion .

January 13, 2017
Today (13 January) is the traditional Feast of the Baptism of Christ, though it is now typically observed on the first Sunday after Epiphany (in 2016 it was celebrated on January 10 ).

December 25, 2016
As foretold in Isaiah’s prophesy about the Messiah (Isaiah 1:3) and recounted in the Gospels, Christ’s life on earth began in a stable in Bethlehem.

December 28, 2015
Today (28 December) is the Feast Day of the Holy Innocents.

November 22, 2015
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July 2, 2015
2 July is the Feast of the Visitation , which is recounted in Luke 1:39-57 .

March 25, 2015
March 25 marks the Feast of the Annunciation, commemorating Gabriel’s visit to Mary with the message that she would bear the Son of God.

January 13, 2015
Today (13 January) is the traditional Feast of the Baptism of Christ, though it is now typically observed on the first Sunday after Epiphany (in 2015 it was celebrated on January 11 ).

July 2, 2014
Today is the Feast of the Visitation , which is recounted in Luke 1:39-57 .

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