Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Whit Embertide

Zacharias 8:19 records the tradition of fasting four times a year to focus on God through His creation: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth shall be to the house of Juda, […]

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

What He Said

On this, the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, I was going to write a treatise against the transfer of feasts, but Eric Sammons beat me to it. Check out his entry. Meanwhile, from the 1945 Marian Missal: Forty days after the Resurrection, Our Lord Jesus Christ, attended by Angels, ascended into Heaven, in […]

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Rogation Week Begins

As referenced (or at least alluded to — my bad) two weeks ago, today, tomorrow and Wednesday are minor Rogations. In case you happen to be new to this and might see a video clip on the 24-hour news networks (usually from Brazil, the current keeper of the flame),  Fr. Leonard Goffine offers some insight, […]

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Finding the True Cross

After Constantine’s conversion, for which his mother (and of course the Holy Spirit) was largely responsible, he determined to build a church in Jerusalem. Helena, his mother, was inspired to travel there and find the relics of our Lord’s torture. There was no marker or even a tradition for the exact location, but aided by […]

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