Category Archives: Feast days

Candlemas Day

Today is Candlemas day, the commemoration of the presentation of Jesus and purification of Mary in the temple. Candles are solemnly blessed on this feast. I came across this poem. If Candlemas be fair and bright, Winter has another flight. … Continue reading

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Brigid’s Day

St. Brigid of Kildare, Pray for us.

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Happy Feast of the Holy Cross

Today is the feast of the Triumph or Exaltation of the Holy Cross. It commemorates the finding of the relic of the Cross (326AD) and it’s recapture from the Persians. (628AD) Today is traditionally a fast day, along with Friday and … Continue reading

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Candlemas

Today is Candlemas day, the feast of the presentation of our Lord in the temple and purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Lent this year begins a week from tomorrow, so start thinking about it if you haven’t already.   And … Continue reading

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Epiphany Chalking of Doors

This past Sunday in many places the feast of the Epiphany was celebrated. I attended Mass at the local monastery. They adhere to the monastic calendar rather than decisions of the USCCB, so we celebrated the second Sunday of Christmas. The … Continue reading

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Food for the Sheep

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger feed trough; – Luke 2:7 I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he … Continue reading

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The Screen and St. Charles

Today is the feast of St. Charles Borromeo, and as such, I am writing on the topic of the confessional. The confessional booth and screen has been in use for about 500 years in the Western Church, and it is … Continue reading

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Michaelmas Day

Today is the feast of St. Michael the archangel who cast Satan out of heaven. (Rev. 12:7-9) Most Catholics are familiar with the short St. Michael prayer. Here is the original longer version which was written by Pope Leo XIII … Continue reading

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross: September 14th

Today is the feast of the “Exaltation of the Holy Cross”. It commemorates the seventh century recapture of a substantial relic of the True Cross from Persian forces who had taken it. For incites from the Church Fathers on the Cross of Christ … Continue reading

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The Tears of Saint Laurence

This morning at 3 I got up and went outside to view the perseid meteor shower. I have fond memories of doing this as a kid, although the word ‘shower’ in ‘meteor shower’ always seemed to give me exaggerated expectations. … Continue reading

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