Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday in Easter Week

White Semidouble Hæc dies quam fecit Dominus; exsultemus et lætemur in ea! This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us be glad and rejoice therein! The Hebrew word Pasch signifies passage, and we explained yesterday how this great day first became sacred by reason of the Lord’s Passover. But there is another […]

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Begin Novena in Honor of St. Louis de Montfort

Read/print the novena here.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Tuesday

White Double of the First Class Hæc dies quam fecit Dominus; exsultemus et lætemur in ea! This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us be glad and rejoice therein! Our Pasch is the Lamb, and we meditated upon the mystery yesterday: now let us attentively consider those words of sacred Scripture, where, […]

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Monday

White Double of the First Class Hæc dies quam fecit Dominus; exsultemus et lætemur in ea! This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us be glad and rejoice therein! So ample and so profound is the mystery of the glorious Pasch, that an entire week may well be spent in its meditation. […]

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Saint Anicetus, Pope and Martyr

Red Simple A Pope and martyr of the second century appears in the Calendar today. The martyrs stand in clusters near our Risen Lord; they are the Eagles of which he speaks in his Gospel, as gathering together around their longed-for object. Anicetus is not the only Pope whose martyrdom has to be celebrated during […]

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday

White Double of the First Class (with Privileged Octave of the First Order) Hæc dies quam fecit Dominus; exsultemus et lætemur in ea! This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us be glad and rejoice therein! Morning The night between Saturday and Sunday has well nigh run its course, and the day-dawn […]

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Paschal Time

The History of Paschal Time We give the name of Paschal Time to the period between Easter Sunday and the Saturday following Whit Sunday. It is the most sacred portion of the Liturgical year, and the one towards which the whole Cycle converges. We shall easily understand how this is, if we reflect on the […]

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Holy Saturday

Violet & White Double of the First Class A night has passed over the Tomb, wherein lies buried the Body of the Man-God. Death is triumphant in that silent cave, and hold captive Him that gives life to every creature—but his triumph will soon be at an end. The Soldiers may watch, as best they […]

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday

Black Double of the First Class The Night Office The ceremonies used by the Church for the Office of Tenebræ having been already explained, we deem it unnecessary to repeat our instructions. The reader may refer to them, should he require to refresh his memory. They are given at the entry for Maundy Thursday. Pater […]

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Saint Justin, Martyr

Red Double Yesterday Spain sent one of her princes to represent her at the court of the Conqueror of Death. Today Christ receives with equal honor the representative of learning in the service of religion. The philosopher’s mantle worn by Justin is as splendid as the royal purple of Hermenegild, for both prince and philosopher […]

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