Tag Archives: Liturgical Year

In Thanksgiving for Christmas …

In thanksgiving for Christmas …

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November is the Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

  November is the month dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. And the month opens with the Feast of All Saints, where we celebrated the Church Triumphant, when all the elect (i.e. in Heaven) bestow their graces upon us. From this initial Feast – a glorious window into heaven – we, the Church Militant (i.e. on earth) gather […]

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September is the Month of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

September is the month of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary – a little introduction to the history and background to this month in the Liturgical Year.

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Feast of the Curé of Ars

A little introduction to the astonishing Curé of Ars on the day of his Feast according to the Traditional calendar.

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Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

A short introduction to the life and spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola for the day of his Feast.

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Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

On the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, some reflections about this great penitent, who is so terribly obscured by the New Age movement.

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July is the Month of the Precious Blood

July is the Month of the Precious Blood of Jesus – on the meaning of this in the liturgical year.

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On the Meaning of Corpus Christi

On the origins and meaning of the Feast of Corpus Christi, still celebrated on the Thurdsday after Trinity Sunday in the traditional calendar of the Extraordinary Form.

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On the Meaning of Pentecost …

On the Meaning of Pentecost …

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On the Day of His Ascension …

    Today is the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Heaven. Having died and risen from the dead, Resurrected in glory, He now ascends, forty days later, to His rightful place in the Heavenly Kingdom. When Roger and I were confirmed into the Catholic church, in Easter 2000 in Switzerland, Ascension Thursday […]

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May is the Month of Mary, Queen of Heaven

On venerating the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven, in the month of May …

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Into the Sacred Triduum …

    ‘The death of the God-Man is the spring of everlasting life’. In Paray-le-Monial, the French town where the Sacred Heart of Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, stands a beautiful chapel built in honour of St. Claude la Columbiere. On the high altar is an image of two stags drinking from the […]

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Feast of St. Mary of Egypt

On the Feast of St. Mary of Egypt, we look to the life and inspiration of this astonishing penitent. St. Mary of Egypt, pray for us!

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A Small Tribute to St. Joseph the Wonder-Worker

St. Joseph has been a Wonder-worker for two millennia …

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Feast of St. Brigid in Ireland

Some reflections from the north of Ireland on the Feast of St. Brigid – one of Ireland’s three patron Saints, along with St.Patrick and St. Columba.

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Feast of St. John Bosco

Today on this Feast of St. John Bosco, let us reflect on the miracles of his life and love for the child. And let us pray to him for the children of the world.

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Feast of St. Francis de Sales

Reflections on St. Francis de Sales on the day of his Feast in the traditional liturgy – with short extracts from the Treatise on the Love of God.

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Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

Pondering the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul in the context of the liturgical year of the traditional Catholic liturgy.

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Feast of St. Peter’s Chair at Rome

  Today is the Feast of St. Peter’s Chair at Rome. In this season after Epiphany, the liturgy focuses on the manifestation of the Divinity of Jesus, as revealed at His Baptism. This important feast is placed within this season, for it reveals the divine roots of Holy Mother Church, the Church of Jesus Christ. […]

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Time After Epiphany: Carrying the Treasure of Christmastide

In the Liturgical time after Epiphany, it is well to reflect on all the treasures bestowed by Christmastide …

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