Error-prone day

jane-de-chantalToday you might have noticed an error in some mobile apps with content tied to the liturgical calendar in the United States. Like most countries,  we have our anomalies at times. Today is a good example as we celebrate the optional memorial of St. Jane de Chantal, religious. Check out this link to get the complete saga of this feast day’s movement throughout the liturgical calendar in the US and elsewhere. It really is today in the Ordinary form of  Roman Rite liturgies all over the world.

I see that my usually trusty iMissal app still holds a place mark for this memorial on August 18 this year [again, it is a long story outlined in the linked site by Fr. Z] . But a cursory look at other apps reveal they’re up to the mark with the 2001 universal date change : iBreviary, Divine Office, Universalis. So far so good. Remember: apps, like people, are not perfect. Check your reliable sources if you really need accuracy.

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Author:Jennifer Kane

Content Evangelist, Jennifer Kane, is a secular Carmelite (OCDS), wife, mother, grandmother who worked for more than 30 years in marketing/communications which included 20 years in radio broadcasting including news director. She holds degrees in Journalism/Communication (BA) and English (MA) from St. Bonaventure University. In 2016 she authored the Vatican application for minor basilica status for The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, New York. Pope Francis granted that title in 2017. Research on the basilica formed the basis of her history book, A Place Set Apart. She previously authored the book, A Worthy and Capable Clergyman, the second part of the history book in a slightly different format. She is founder and editor of the website,, the #1 English language website cataloging/reviewing Catholic apps for mobile devices.

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