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Archive for February, 2008

It’s Embertide Again

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 @ 12:42 pm in Lent, Liturgical Calendar | 1 Comment »

Just a reminder, the first week of Lent is the Spring Embertide.  Since Easter is so early this year, it’s a little awkward, but we can still pray and fast for a good Spring.  Before the 11th century the Spring embertide was always the first week of March, but Pope Gregory VII fixed it as […]

Lenten Meditation

Posted: Sunday, February 10th, 2008 @ 10:32 pm in Prayer | Comments Off on Lenten Meditation

Advice for making a daily Lenten meditation from Abbot Gueranger: During Lent, the following should be the leading subjects of our meditations: the justice of God which we have provoked by our sins, and His infinite holiness which sin offends; conversion of heart, the necessity of breaking with dangerous occasions, and of doing penance for […]


Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 @ 12:06 pm in Lent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Lent

Today is the start of Lent.  Here is my post from last year.  By the way if you are looking for some extra penance to do this Lent, I might have stumbled on an idea.  Schedule your dental visit for Lent.

A New Blessed?

Posted: Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 @ 5:34 pm in Personal | Comments Off on A New Blessed?

I think it is safe to say the New York Giants win over the previously unbeaten New England Patriots in the Super Bowl counts as the miracle needed to open the cause for beatification of Wellington Mara.  Even can see that the key play in the fourth quarter was a miracle. For those who […]