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Archive for January, 2008

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 […]

Restoring the Domestic Church

Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 @ 10:07 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Time After Epiphany | Comments Off on Restoring the Domestic Church

I saw a nice article posted on The ChesterBelloc Mandate blog about the home as a spiritual center. It was a very good article. I recommend reading the whole thing, but I would like to highlight one part of it here (all emphasis mine). In addition to nourishing themselves with prayers and the sacraments, families […]

Feast of St. Peter’s Chair at Rome

Posted: Friday, January 18th, 2008 @ 10:37 am in Liturgical Calendar, Time After Epiphany | 1 Comment »

From the early years of the Church the Feast of St. Peter’s Chair at Rome was celebrated on January 18th, the date of Peter’s first mass in Rome. At some point the feast fell into disuse, and was combined with the Feast of St. Peter’s Chair at Antioch on Feb. 22. But after the protestant […]

My Christmas

Posted: Thursday, January 10th, 2008 @ 5:17 pm in Christmas, Liturgical Calendar, Personal | 1 Comment »

I would like to offer a summary of my family‚Äôs Christmas vacation. Not that I think readers care what I did for Christmas, but I thought it might be interesting to see what kind of customs one traditionalist family observed. Feel free to add any of your own family customs in the comments. So, the […]