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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 […]

St. Ubaldus

Posted: Friday, May 9th, 2014 @ 7:46 am in Easter, Saints | Comments Off on St. Ubaldus

Here is a post on St. Ubaldus (feast on May 16th) I did for the FNE web site.

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 […]

Summer Embertide 2011

Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2011 @ 9:45 pm in Easter, Gueranger, Liturgical Calendar | 1 Comment »

We just wrapped up the Summer Embertide for this year, which always comes during the Octave of Pentecost. Every year I always wonder why these fasting days come during such a great feast. I noticed a comment in the Liturgical Year this time around that I didn’t before. Dom Gueranger says that priestly ordination is […]

Octave of the Ascension

Posted: Thursday, May 20th, 2010 @ 2:42 pm in Easter, Liturgical Calendar | 4 Comments »

Happy Octave of the Ascension!  From St. Andrew Missal entry for the Octave Day of the Ascension (emphasis original): Jesus ascended into heaven, there to prepare a place for us, for His Ascension is but a type of our own. Also He will come again to take us to Himself and introduce us into His […]


Posted: Sunday, May 16th, 2010 @ 8:50 pm in Easter, Gueranger, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Ascension

Tempus Fugit!  It is once again Ascensiontide (a word that made more sense when there was an octave for this great feast) and Pentecost is drawing near.  Dom Gueranager notes that in the middle ages there was a solemn procession before Mass to commemorate the procession of Our Lord and his disciples from the cenacle […]

A few notes

Posted: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 @ 9:00 pm in Easter, Liturgical Calendar, This Blog | Comments Off on A few notes

I have added one new blog category for each liturgical season and sorted all of my Liturgical Year posts into their appropriate category. So now instead of just one big category you can look for post by season. Saints feasts days are their respective season, and if it falls at a time that could shift […]

Octave Of The Ascension

Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 @ 10:18 pm in Easter, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Octave Of The Ascension

Tomorrow is the (unofficial) octave of the Ascension.  The St. Andrew Missal has brief meditations for each day of the octave and I especially like the one for today. The Feast of the Ascension, by recalling to mind the glorious entry of Jesus and the Just of the Old Law into the kingdom of heaven, […]

Home Rogation Procession

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 @ 9:33 pm in Easter, Liturgical Calendar | 1 Comment »

As you probably know the three days before Ascension Thursday are rogation days (you can do a search for ‘rogation’ and find several older posts on the topic).  This is the first time since I have been aware of Rogationtide that I have had a garden, or even a yard.  So, after dinner we gathered […]

Surrexit Dominus Vere, Alleluia

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 @ 11:19 am in Easter, Liturgical Calendar | 1 Comment »

Happy Easter to all!  A bit late, but still within the Octave, so I’ll take that.  It occurred to me the other day, that all during Lent we put a lot of emphasis on extra religious observances.  But after Easter Sunday, that tends to dwindle.  But the Octave of Easter is at least is important […]