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Posted: Monday, January 31st, 2011 @ 9:39 pm in Advent, Gueranger, Prayer, This Blog | Comments Off on

Obviously there has not been much activity here lately.  It has been hard to find time and motivation to blog.  There is a lot of writing I would like to do, but right now the blogging kind is low on the list.  However I do not want to give up on this blog.  My goal […]

Advent With Dom Gueranger Part III

Posted: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 @ 9:50 pm in Advent, Gueranger, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Advent With Dom Gueranger Part III

Back in 07 I started a series of posts on Advent based on the Advent volume of The Liturgical Year.  I don’t remember what happened to that but there is another passage I want to highlight, also from the chapter on Practice During Advent.  (You can click the Advent category to see all my past […]

Quadragesima Sancti Martini

Posted: Friday, November 13th, 2009 @ 9:54 pm in Advent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Quadragesima Sancti Martini

Yesterday was the start of “Quadragesima Sancti Martini” or St. Matin’s Lent (or the forty days of Saint Martin). In former times the Advent fast would begin today (at least in some places), and this year I decided to do the same. It’s name comes from the fact that St Martin’s day was yesterday and […]

The Last Days of Advent

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2008 @ 9:12 pm in Advent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on The Last Days of Advent

From Dom Gueranger’s entry in the Liturgical Year for the fourth Sunday in Advent: “Today, she [the Church] makes a last effort to  stir up the devotion of her children.  She leads them to the desert; she shows them John the Baptist, upon whose mission she instructed them on the third Sunday.  The voice of […]

Advent Plans

Posted: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 @ 12:42 pm in Advent, Liturgical Calendar | 2 Comments »

Advent is already upon us again!  It is the start of the Church’s year.  It is a time of darkness and penance, like Lent, but there is a kind of excitement and anticipation that Lent doesn’t have.  I may do a few posts on Advent itself, but in the meantime I thought I would share […]

Embertide reminder

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 @ 10:22 am in Advent, Liturgical Calendar | 1 Comment »

Just a reminder that this is the first Emberday of the Advent Embertide. See “Featured posts” on the sidebar for past Embertide posts. You can also search “Ember” for more.  Also, the “Advent with Leo the Great” post below features his homilies that are actually directed toward this Embertide fast. Also checkout the nice Fisheaters […]

Feast of St. Lucy – Updated

Posted: Thursday, December 13th, 2007 @ 1:08 pm in Advent, Liturgical Calendar, Saints | 3 Comments »

Today is the feast of St. Lucy. This a favorite around our house, since Lucy is the patron saint of our oldest daughter. It’s also a generally popular feast day with many nice traditions associated with it. If you are trying to avoid premature Christmas celebration this is another feast that gives you an appropriate […]

Advent with Dom Gueranger part II

Posted: Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 @ 9:51 pm in Advent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Advent with Dom Gueranger part II

Continuing from the same chapter as the previous post: This first duty complied with, we must next turn our minds to the coming which our Savior wishes to accomplish in our own hearts. It is, as we have see, a coming full of sweetness and mystery, and a consequence of the first; for the good […]

Advent with Dom Gueranger part I

Posted: Sunday, December 9th, 2007 @ 9:15 pm in Advent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Advent with Dom Gueranger part I

From Abbot Gueranger’s Liturgical Year, volume 1, chapter 3 Practice During Advent: If it is written that the Saviour hath purchased the Church with His own blood [Acts 20:28], may not each one of us say of himself those words of St. Paul, ‘Christ hath loved me, and hath delivered Himself up for me’?[Gal 2:29] […]

Preparing for Christmas

Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 @ 10:51 pm in Advent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Preparing for Christmas

From Abbot Gueranger’s The Liturgical Year, volume 1: But if the exterior practice of penance which formerly sanctified the season of Advent, have been, in the western Church, so gradually relaxed as to have become now quite obsolete except in monasteries, the general character of the liturgy of this holy time has not changed; and […]


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