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Archive for March, 2008

The Easter Season

Posted: Thursday, March 27th, 2008 @ 11:58 am in Easter, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on The Easter Season

We are currently in the Octave of Easter, and as with Holy Week, all feast days are suppressed or transferred. In the early Church the entire octave was basically one long holy day of obligation. Everyone was to refrain from servile work, and go to church for liturgical services. However, toward the Middle Ages laxity […]

Practice during passiontide

Posted: Thursday, March 13th, 2008 @ 9:35 pm in Lent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Practice during passiontide

There wasn’t too much more as far as actual things to do in Dom Gueranger’s entry on practice during Passiontide. But there are a lot of excellent reflections, and encouragments to have the proper spiritual disposition. So, here is a quote: The prevading character of the prayers and rites of these two weeks, is a […]


Posted: Monday, March 10th, 2008 @ 8:51 pm in Lent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Passiontide

Yesterday was the start of Passiontide (the last two weeks of Lent).  I hope to have post very soon with some quotes from Abbot Gueranger, but in the mean time here is my post on the topic from two years ago.

Practice During Lent

Posted: Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 @ 10:16 pm in Lent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Practice During Lent

Here is one I should have posted much sooner.  It’s another quote from the Liturgical Year.  This picks up after Abbot Gueranger’s writing on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during Lent. There is one means more whereby we are to secure to ourselves the great graces of Lent; it is the spirit of retirement and separation […]

Laetare Sunday

Posted: Saturday, March 1st, 2008 @ 8:30 pm in Lent, Liturgical Calendar | 1 Comment »

Tomorrow is Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent. As with other Sundays the name comes from the first words of the Introit, “Laetare Jeruselem” or Rejoice O Jerusalem! This is mid-Lent, and just like during Advent (Gaudete Sunday) the Church gives a reprieve from austerity of this season of penance. The idea is to […]