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 […]
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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 […]
UPDATE: For a picture of our feast, see below. I should probably post about feast days I haven’t posted about before. But certain feasts always draw my attention and rouse me post something ( a rare occurence these days!). Being a natural born traditionalist, I have a prediliction for the feasts that were most revered […]
But the angel said to him: Fear not, Zachary, for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John: And thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice in his nativity. (Luke 1:13–14) Today is the Vigil of the Nativity of John […]
To wrap up our unofficial Octave of All Saints focusing on the Fourteen Holy Helpers, here are a couple pictures of the Grünewald altarpiece, by Matthias Grünewald.
Our last pair of Holy Helpers are Sts. Giles patron of cripples, and of making a good confession among many other things, and Vitus patron against epilepsy. I never knew anything about St. Giles before I happened to read the Liturgical Year entry on him this year (Sept 1st). I guess I missed it every […]
Today, during our unofficial Octave Of All Saints, we are featuring St. Dionysius patron against headaches, and St. Margaret of Antioch, patroness of safe child birth. Remember, St. Dionysius was the one who was martyred by having his head cut off, then, just to show them who is boss, he picked up his head and […]
Next up, probably the most popular after Sts. Christopher and George, are Sts. Blaise of throat blessing fame and Catherine of Alexandria patron against sudden death (like St. Christopher).
Today we have St Barbara, and one of my favorites, St. Eustace. I knew St. Eustace was the patron of hunters, but I didn’t realize he is also the patron saint of family discord. So I figured it was good to group him with St. Barbara since she was killed by her father. I also […]
Our next pair of Holy Helpers, Sts. Cyriacus, patron against temptations at the time of death, and Erasmus (not to be confused with the snarky renaissance guy), patron against intestinal ailments.