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Saint Gertrude And The Sacred Heart

Posted: Friday, June 18th, 2010 @ 5:00 am in Liturgical Calendar, Prayer, Septuagesima, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Saint Gertrude And The Sacred Heart

Although the Feast of the Sacred Heart was not made universal until 1765, there were much earlier saints who observed this special devotion. Most notably the Benedictine nun St. Gertrude the Great. The Catholic Encyclopedia says the “characteristic of St. Gertrude’s piety is her devotion to the Sacred Heart”.  In honor of what would once […]

Septuagesima and Shrovetide

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 @ 8:33 am in Liturgical Calendar, Septuagesima | Comments Off on Septuagesima and Shrovetide

I have been prioritizing some other hobbies above blogging, so it has been tough to get a post up lately. Aside from that, I am distracted with a lot of other things, and keep finding myself surprised by the onset of various feasts and seasons. So, I was going to have a new Septuagesima post, […]

Shrovetide

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2009 @ 12:48 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Septuagesima | 1 Comment »

Shrovetide is the last few days before the start of Lent.  The name is derived from verb “to shrive” referring to being shriven of your sins at confession.  The Catholic Encyclopedia entry quotes the Ecclesiastical Institutes from about 1000 A.D. “In the week immediately before Lent everyone shall go to his confessor and confess his […]

Septuagesima

Posted: Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 @ 9:01 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Septuagesima | Comments Off on Septuagesima

This week is the start of Septuagesima, which marks nine weeks until Easter. This brief season is used to prepare ourselves for Lent. In the past I have used this time to ease into my Lenten penance. But there is more to it than that. In fact that is not even the primary purpose of […]

Season of Septuagesima

Posted: Sunday, January 27th, 2008 @ 9:59 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Septuagesima | 1 Comment »

I meant to get this out last week, but better late than never. Since Easter comes so early this year, we are already in the season of Septuagesima (not officially on the new calendar). Septuagesima is the third Sunday before Lent, and the season from then until Ash Wednesday is named after that Sunday. The […]

Septuagesima

Posted: Monday, February 5th, 2007 @ 9:43 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Septuagesima | Comments Off on Septuagesima

This past Sunday was Septuagesima Sunday, the 9th Sunday before Easter.  On the traditional calender Septuagesima Sunday kicks off the liturgical season of the same name.  It lasts until Ash Wednesday.  It servers as a transitional time between the joys of Christmas and the solemnity of Lent. In medieval times began abstaining from meat and […]


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