April 26 –  Genazzano

Our Lady of GenazzanoOr Our Lady of Good Counsel George Kastrioti Skanderbeg (1405–1467), also known as Iskander, or by his more colorful title, the Dragon of Albania. He was a great warrior and leader of the people of Albania who fought against the expansion of the Ottoman Empire into his kingdom. An invincible opponent of Islam, the…

April 21- The Conceptionists

Institution of the Confraternity of the Immaculate conception, Toledo, Spain (1506) The Order of the Immaculate Conception, also known as the Conceptionists, were founded in 1484 at Toledo, Spain, by Saint Beatrice of Silva. A contemplative religious order of nuns, for some years they followed the Poor Clare’s Rule, but in 1511, were recognized as a…