Saturday, August 11 — Lailat al Miraj, this Muslim festival commemorates Muhammad’s miraculous night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and heaven in the year before the Hijra.
Sunday, August 12 — 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Suggested reading Luke 12:32-48.
Tuesday, August 14 — Feast of the Assumption of the Mary, the mother of Jesus of Nazareth, has marked her death and taking of her body to heaven since the 5th century. Various Christian traditions celebrate this feast on alternate dates.
Wednesday, August 15 — Catherine Doherty, social justice advocate, writer and founder of the Madonna House Apostolate (Maryhouse), born 1896 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.