An excerpt from Father Faber’s The Blessed Sacrament How many glorious processions, with the sun upon their banners, are now wending their way round the squares of mighty cities, through the flower-strewn streets of Christian villages, through the antique cloisters of the glorious cathedral, or through the grounds of the devout seminary, where the various […]
Archive for May, 2008
Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi. On the old calender it also had an octave, so throughout the next week I will try to post some new stuff about this great feast. For now, here are my older posts on it: From 2006. One from 2007. And another.
From the first volume on Time After Pentecost of the Liturgical Year. The chapter on the mystery of this season starts by saying that in order to understand it, we have grasp the mysteries “which holy Church has celebrated in our presence and company; we have witnessed her services, and we have shared in them.” […]
The next and last (and longest) liturgical season of the Church year was ushered in yesterday with Trinity Sunday. The emphasis of this part of the liturgical year is the working of the Holy Spirit in the world through the Church. The manifestation of much of this work is visible in the lives of the […]
Well, I wanted to post a bunch of stuff, I have just been too busy. I just realized that I forgot it is the Summer embertide right now (always the week after Pentecost). I was thinking it was the week after the octave of Pentecost, but it’s not. It does seem a little incongruent to […]
Happy feast of Pope St. Pius the V. What an excellent feast day to have in the midsts of the octave of the Ascension. From the Catholic Encyclopedia: “He began his pontificate by giving large alms to the poor, instead of distributing his bounty at haphazard like his predecessors. As pontiff he practiced the virtues […]
Happy feast of the Ascension to you all. If I have time I will add some excerpts from The Liturgical Year, but in the meantime here is my last post on this great feast day.