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Archive for October, 2009

Putting My Vacation Time Where My Mouth Is

Posted: Monday, October 26th, 2009 @ 9:24 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Personal | 4 Comments »

On a number of occasions both here and in private conversations, I have complained about our society not being ordered in a such a way that major feast days are also public holidays (except for Christmas). And on this Feast of Christ the King our pastor gave an excellent homily about putting Christ at the […]

Feast of St. Luke

Posted: Sunday, October 18th, 2009 @ 8:54 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Saints, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Feast of St. Luke

Today is the feast of St.Luke even though it gets overshadowed by Sunday. As I have mentioned before, St. Luke is my patron saint. When it was time for my confirmation I had a really hard time picking a saint. To be honest I didn’t know that much about any of them. What it came […]

Aurea Legenda

Posted: Saturday, October 10th, 2009 @ 9:25 pm in Saints | Comments Off on Aurea Legenda

I recently ordered both volumes of the complete Golden Legend. The translation in this version is nice and clean, and easier to read than some other versions available online. Now when I write posts about feast days, I am looking forward to included notes from this great work of the Middle Ages! Lest you be […]

Marking Time With Michaelmas

Posted: Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 @ 10:58 am in Liturgical Calendar, Time After Pentecost | 2 Comments »

Last week was the feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel, or more simply, Michaelmas (9/29).  Traditionally this was a pretty grand feast day in the Church, and it’s an important feast to me personally.  Now, I confess that I never heard of Michaelmas until a few years ago.  Doubtless this is partly […]

The Future Of This Blog

Posted: Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 @ 11:49 am in This Blog | 2 Comments »

To be honest, the future of this blog looks bleak.  I have been debating with myself for the last six months or so, whether or not to continue with it.  I was leaning towards dropping it, but for whatever reason, I suddenly feel like giving it one more shot.  So, I am going to put […]