Benedictus Deus

Benedictum Nomen Sanctum eius

Archive for September, 2011

Feast of Sts Cosmas and Damian

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 @ 9:48 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Saints, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Feast of Sts Cosmas and Damian

Yesterday was the feast of St. Cosmas and Damian.  These two great saints are twin brothers who were both physicians.  They were nobles of Arabian extraction, and Christians from their childhood. (Liturgical Year vol 14, p. 271)  They Studied Hippocrates and Galen through which they came to love God all the more for the wonder […]

Embertide and September Feasts

Posted: Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 @ 12:30 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Embertide and September Feasts

Just a reminder, today is an Emberday as is Friday and Saturday.  The old rule was fasting and partial abstinence today and Saturday, full abstinence on Friday as usual.  In fact, I think the rule was full abstinence all three days until relatively recently (early 20th century or so).  I have been happy to see […]