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What Is Advent? ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN BLOGGERS - November 29, 2015 What is Advent? According to Merriam Webster's Dictionary , it is " the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians as a season of prayer and fasting ," and " the coming of Christ at the Incarnation. " Please go to Being Catholic ... Really to read the rest of the article. Happy Advent to you!

First Sunday of Advent REFLECTIONS OF AN RSCJ - November 29, 2015 ... manner of [Advent's] observance." Thus, for the next several centuries, the traditions of individual churches varied widely. In regard to the length of Advent, by the 10th century, most churches recognized the season to include the four Sundays prior to Christmas Day. If Christmas Eve fell on a Sunday, it was considered the fourth Sunday. Or rather, the first Sunday since "these Sundays were then counted inversely, that is, the nearest to Christmas was called the first Sunday, and so on with ...

Advent, Catholic and Orthodox MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - November 25, 2015

My Book of the Church's Year — A Children's Classic, Back in Print NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - November 24, 2015 ... that the Catholic imagination has utterly withered and is in desperate need of revitalization, and that we must begin in earnest with our children, what I especially appreciate is Chadwick's compelling sense of beauty, order, and mystery. She is captivated by the fullness of the Church's year and conveys a sense of it to the viewer in bright images without the need for excess verbiage. She sees that the calendar follows a comforting logic, traces out a pattern of its own, into which we are ...

Rorate Review: FSSP 2016 Liturgical Ordo RORATE CÆLI - November 20, 2015

A Prayer for Peace for the Nativity Fast BYZANTINE, TEXAS - November 18, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 FR. CARMEN MELE, O.P.: TODAY'S HOMILETTE - November 16, 2015

The Attacks in Paris PONDER THESE THINGS IN YOUR HEART - November 15, 2015 ... ...

Revisiting 5 Smooth Stones THE CLOISTERED HEART - November 11, 2015

New Iraqi Law Requires Christian Children to Convert to Islam SERVANT AND STEWARD - November 10, 2015

Communion, Unworthiness, Trendy Sins, Zizzania and the Sorrows of Post-Lapsarian Humanity SCELATA - November 9, 2015

Record-Breaking 40 Days for Life Campaign Sees Monumental Results EWTN NEWS - US CATHOLIC NEWS - November 6, 2015 Dallas, Texas, Nov 6, 2015 / 08:28 am ( EWTN News/CNA ).- After its 2015 fall campaign of prayer and fasting outside hundreds of abortion clinics around the world, the pro-life advocacy group 40 Days for Life says its efforts have been met with record-breaking results.

November 3, 2015 — The Optional Memorial of Saint Martin De Porres BIG C CATHOLICS - November 3, 2015 Today the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. Martin de Porres, who lived a life of fasting, prayer and penance as a Dominican lay brother. He was born in Peru of a Spanish knight and a Negro woman from Panama. Martin inherited the features and dark complexion of his mother, and for that reason his father eventually threw Martin out of the house. After a turn as a surgeon's

Back From the (Day Of) the Dead, to Yet Another Correction From Poor Fr Lombardi SCELATA - November 3, 2015 (No posting or polemics or presumptuous punditry, a day of fasting of a sort.) When I read that yet again poor Fr. Lombardi had to make a statement, no he didn't say that, no he said that but what he meant was, yes he said that but it doesn't mean anything, no he said that but only to her not to you it doesn't count, yes that is what he said and I can't explain it... It occurred to me, if Scalfari is publishing a book of his... fantasies? mistakes? whatever - shouldn't we ...

College Student Goes on Hunger Strike Over Cancellation of Planned Parenthood Contract CREATIVE MINORITY REPORT - November 3, 2015

From 40 Days for Life: DAY 40: You Made the Difference DEACON FOR LIFE - November 1, 2015 Dear Deacon John, As we reach the end of this 40 Days for Life campaign, all I can really say is thank you! Through your prayers, fasting and peaceful presence, there are babies alive today who were scheduled to be aborted. You made the difference ... and God has blessed your efforts! It hasn't been easy … but the reality is that the pro-life movement has more momentum

Femininity Friday: Give Mr. Husband a Treat! MY FASCINATING WOMANHOOD LIFE - October 31, 2015 Courtesy of Microsoft Dear Ladies, For me, All Hallows' Eve is a night of fasting before a religious holiday commemorating Christians who lived lives of holiness. We keep a bowl of treats just in case some of the neighborhood children stop by; otherwise, we don't do much of anything that resembles Hallowe'en. I realize, however, that our family is in the minority, at least in the

Rediscovering My Own Catholicism ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN BLOGGERS - October 25, 2015 To celebrate the first day of my vacation, I went to one of my favorite restaurants for breakfast. Before my food arrived, I took out Matthew Kelly's book, Rediscover Catholicism and started to read. Unfortunately, I was on the chapter about fasting. Oops! You can read the rest of the article at .

Gifts CHILDREN'S ROSARY - October 24, 2015 Several members of the Children's Rosary This past week during our 9 days of prayer and fasting , the Lord has showered a great many gifts down on the Children's Rosary. I would like to humbly share some of those blessings. The first 5 days of the fast we spent in San Antonio, Texas. During those days in San Antonio we met a great many people who interested in helping spread the Children's Rosary. With members of the Children's Rosary intensifying prayers and ...

Add Charity to Truth CHILDREN'S ROSARY - October 23, 2015

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