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Archive for December, 2008

The Last Days of Advent

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2008 @ 9:12 pm in Advent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on The Last Days of Advent

From Dom Gueranger’s entry in the Liturgical Year for the fourth Sunday in Advent: “Today, she [the Church] makes a last effort to  stir up the devotion of her children.  She leads them to the desert; she shows them John the Baptist, upon whose mission she instructed them on the third Sunday.  The voice of […]

The Truth about Octaves

Posted: Thursday, December 18th, 2008 @ 11:06 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Liturgy | 1 Comment »

It’s no secret to anyone who reads this blog that I like octaves. I frequently point them out for various feasts. One thing I like most about octaves is that they give you more time to dwell on important feast days. Times are hectic, especially if you have kids. Days come and go, and sometimes […]

Traditional Masses in Ireland

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 @ 10:49 am in Miscellany | Comments Off on Traditional Masses in Ireland

If you will be in Ireland at the right times next year there are three traditional mass pilgrimages coming up.  See the St. Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association web site for details.

Advent Plans

Posted: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 @ 12:42 pm in Advent, Liturgical Calendar | 2 Comments »

Advent is already upon us again!  It is the start of the Church’s year.  It is a time of darkness and penance, like Lent, but there is a kind of excitement and anticipation that Lent doesn’t have.  I may do a few posts on Advent itself, but in the meantime I thought I would share […]