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Religious Days of Note


Astronomical Days of Note

August, September and October 2017


1st    Tish'a B'Av - Jewish fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

2nd    Mary of the Angels

4th     First Friday of the Month

5th     First Saturday of the Month, Feast of Our Lady of Snows; and Dedication of  St. Mary Major Basilica - Rome

6th     Transfiguration of Our Lord; and  Anniversary of the Nuclear Devastation in Hiroshima, Japan

9th     Anniversary of the Nuclear Devastation in Nagasaki, Japan

13th   Mary, Refuge of Sinners

15th    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

17th    Calendar day for the Jewish observance of  Leil Selichot

[Jews offer prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays]

21st   Apparition of Our Lady at Knock in 1879 accompanied by St. Joseph and St. John.

and also on....

21st   A total solar eclipse will be visible in totality within a band across the entire contiguous United States and will only be visible in other countries as a partial eclipse.

[Another total eclipse took place on this same day back in 1914 and was seen only in Northern Europe and Asia. World War I had started less than a month before - in July 28, 1914.]

22nd   The Queenship of Mary

24th    St. Bartholomew - Apostle          

26th    Mary, Health of the Sick (Saturday before last Sunday in August)

29th    Martyrdom of John the Baptist


1st      First Friday of the Month   and calendar day for Eid ul-Adha - Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice

[Eid ul Adha,  remembers the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.]

2nd      First Saturday of the Month
3rd      Mary, Mother of the Good Shepherd

8th      The Birthday of the Virgin Mary is traditionally celebrated on this day

12th    The Holy Name of Mary

14th    The Triumph of the Cross [A date of even greater eschatological importance.]

15th   Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

21st  St. Matthew - Evangelist and First calendar day for the observance of Jewish Rosh HaShanh and Begins the celebration of the Islamic New Year - Muharram

[Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish near year. It is both a day of judgment for mankind, as well as an exhilarating time of closeness and reconciliation with God.]

23rd   Conception of John the Baptist [Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)] (*) and  Astronomical alignment apparently in line with Rev. 12:1

(*) Providentially also the Diamond Anniversary of m de P's birth.

24th   Our Lady of Ransom

27th   Mary, Protector of Orphans

29th   Archangels Michael, Gabriel & Raphael

30th   The calendar day of the Jewish observance of Yom Kippur

[Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the Jewish year. It is a day of fasting and repentance, affording man the opportunity to cleanse himself of his sins and renew his relationship with God.]


1st     Feast of the Veil of Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos [Celebrated by the Orthodox Church]

2nd    Feast of Guardian Angels

4th    St. Francis of Assisi - Patron of Catholic Action [The namesake of inspiration of he will introduce the False Christ]

5th   The first calendar day of the Jewish celebration of Sukkot.

[Sukkot, also known as Feast of Tabernacles, is a biblical Jewish holiday commemorating the Exodus and the dependence of the People of Israel on the Will of God.]

6th   First Friday of the Month

7th   First Saturday of the Month and  Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

11th   Feast of the Motherhood of Mary  

12th   Asteroid 2012 TC4 to flyby Earth at a distance of 4.200 miles and the calendar day when the Jewish celebration of Sukkot ends, and the calendar day when the - one day - Jewish feast of Shemini Atzeret is celebrated.

[We could not find a crystal clear justification for the feast of Shemini Atzeret other than the celebration of the end of the Sukkot period.]

13th    The Miracle at Fatima  and calendar day for the Jewish feast Simchat Torah
[Day of Celebrating the Torah]

15th    St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila)

16th   Feast of Mary's Purity

18th   St. Luke - Evangelist

20th   Mary, Wonderful Mother

22nd  Mary, Mother of the Dying
[4th Sunday in October]

28th   Sts. Simon and Jude - Apostles


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