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Archive for December, 2009

Christmas Plans

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 @ 11:32 am in Christmas, Liturgical Calendar | 4 Comments »

I thought I would offer a few of my Christmas plans here.  First, a few general notes.  I will be off work from the 24th until January 11th.  Throughout the holy season I am going to try to get to daily mass as often as I can, and pray as much of the office I […]

Culture and Time

Posted: Thursday, December 10th, 2009 @ 9:38 am in Culture, Liturgical Calendar | 4 Comments »

There is an excellent article I stumbled on about the relationship between culture, how we mark time, and the liturgy.  It was written back 1992.  The author, Thomas Storck, does a great job of saying what I am always trying to say here.  I highly recommend the whole article, but there are couple parts I […]

Ember Weather II

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 @ 1:19 pm in Culture, Miscellany | Comments Off on Ember Weather II

The November prediction was not so accurate.  Here is my note on the last Ember Friday: November prediction –  Cloudy early, mostly sunny by late morning, warm but seasonable. The actual weather around here was mostly rainy and unseasonably warm, especially at night.  Most nights the temperature did not drop below the mid forties.  The […]

Advent With Dom Gueranger Part III

Posted: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 @ 9:50 pm in Advent, Gueranger, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Advent With Dom Gueranger Part III

Back in 07 I started a series of posts on Advent based on the Advent volume of The Liturgical Year.  I don’t remember what happened to that but there is another passage I want to highlight, also from the chapter on Practice During Advent.  (You can click the Advent category to see all my past […]


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