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Paul VI and Pentecost

Posted: Thursday, June 12th, 2014 @ 2:44 pm in Church Issues, Liturgical Calendar, Time After Pentecost | 1 Comment »

A few days ago on Rorate Caeli‘s twitter feed, they mentioned the story of Paul VI crying on the first Pentecost Monday after the reform. As the story goes, he was surprised to find green vestments laid out for him. He asked where the red vestments were, and was told by his MC that there […]

Rogation Days

Posted: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 @ 3:22 pm in Easter, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Rogation Days

It is once again time for three days of processions and penance to ask our Lord’s blessing, before the Feast of the Ascension.  Tomorrow is the last of the three days.  Since Rogationtide coincided with Memorial Day this year, I was able to attend the Mass of Rogation and procession at my parish.  That was […]

Preparing for Easter

Posted: Friday, April 18th, 2014 @ 8:26 pm in Lent, Liturgical Calendar | 2 Comments »

Like most people we have a lot of special foods we like to have at certain times of the year.  Our parish used to have cannoli sale fundraiser every year at Easter.  These were real cannolis, made by an older Italian couple.  We usually didn’t have cannolis any other time of year, so they became […]

St. Joseph’s Day

Posted: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 @ 8:53 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Saints | Comments Off on St. Joseph’s Day

Tomorrow is the feast of the St Joseph.  Devotion to St. Joseph is certainly not the most ancient in the Church (at least in the West), but I think it is especially fitting that popular devotion to him has grown significantly over the last couple of centuries.  His feast day was put on the Roman […]

Celebrating Epipany

Posted: Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 @ 10:01 am in Christmas, Gueranger, Liturgical Calendar | 1 Comment »

Yesterday (1/13) we wrapped up the octave of Epiphany.  Christmas continued here, with lights and all.  For most of the world, even the Catholic world, it probably passed by without much notice. Even for Epiphany itself, at lease here in America, most customs associated with it have been condensed into Christmas day.  There are some […]

Oktoberfest and Michaelmas

Posted: Friday, October 25th, 2013 @ 12:50 pm in Festivites, Liturgical Calendar, Time After Pentecost | 2 Comments »

This past Oktoberfest I was wondering if there was a connection between that grand fest and the feast of Michaelmas.  Bavaria is the main part of Germany that remained Catholic after the reformation, so it was hard to believe there was no connection.  However, the current Oktoberfest stems from the royal wedding of King Ludwig […]

Feast of St. Louis

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 @ 8:54 pm in Liturgical Calendar | 2 Comments »

Last Sunday was the feast of King St. Luis IX.  To honor the feast day we had crepes for breakfast!  I was planning more variety, but due to illnesses during the week, I didn’t get a chance to get extra ingredients.   So, making due with what we had on hand I made two kinds […]

St. John’s Day Festivities.

Posted: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 @ 9:19 pm in Festivites, Liturgical Calendar, Saints | 2 Comments »

I thought I would share a few pictures from our celebration of the Nativity of John the Baptist.  The party was last Saturday the 29th (Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul) which would have also been during the Octave of John’s Nativity prior to 1955.   I’ll start by  noting that it had rained here […]

Happy Nativity of John The Baptist

Posted: Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 @ 10:01 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Saints | Comments Off on Happy Nativity of John The Baptist

In two days it will be the feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist, which means tomorrow (the 23rd) is the vigil.  If you use the search on the side, you will find several old posts about this great feast day, and the customs that surround it.  This post is just a reminder, since […]

Happy Ascensiontide

Posted: Thursday, May 9th, 2013 @ 9:31 pm in Easter, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Happy Ascensiontide

Happy Ascensiontide to all!  The Ascension is the triumphant end of our Lord’s earthly life.  I encourage all to try to make this a special time for yourself and your family.  Even if the only Masses available to you are “Ascension Sunday” Masses, you should start your observance of this great feast today.  As I […]