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Carnival TEA AT TRIANON - February 9, 2016 P. Bernaigne, "A Carnival Ball" José Benlliure y Gil , " At the Carnival" Carnival season officially began on January 6 and ends on Shrove Tuesday or "Fat Tuesday," called Mardi Gras . It is now Shrovetide, when most parishes used to have Forty Hours devotions in order to atone for the excesses of Carnival . Outside of certain exotic places such as New Orleans, carnival is not celebrated to the extent that it once was ...http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2016/02/carnival.html
Motivational Prayer Hacks THE CURT JESTER - February 9, 2016 This my be my most audacious post on my blog. One in which I offer prayer advice. When it comes to praying badly I am quite an expert at it. Really though this post is how to help to develop the habit of prayer for some personality types. Plus with Lent starting, just possibly what I offer might be useful to someone. I really put the pro in procrastinating and so even things I prioritize gets put off for later and then don't get done at all ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/splendoroftruth/lNZE/~3/peEepQtW9vU/
Year of Mercy: Relics of St. Padre Pio and St. Leopold Mandic in Rome DA MIHI ANIMAS - February 3, 2016 ... Pietrelcina) and St. Leopold Mandic will be on display in Rome from Feb. 3 to Feb. 11 as Lent gets underway. The relics will travel all over Rome and its environs, from the Basilica of St. Lawrence Outside the Walls on Feb. 3-4, to the Jubilee Church San Salvatore in Lauro on Feb. 4-5, to St. Peter's Basilica from Feb. 6-11. Padre Pio and Leopold are commonly recognized as holy men who served and dispensed the mercy of God with special fervor. St. Leopold, a ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2016/02/year-of-mercy-relics-of-st-padre-pio.html
Candlemas Day (or, Why Punxatawney Phil Is a Catholic) MAN WITH BLACK HAT - February 2, 2016 "When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord, and to offer the sacrifice of a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons, in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord." (Luke 2:22-24) Today, both the Eastern and Western churches ...http://manwithblackhat.blogspot.com/2016/02/candlemas-day-or-why-punxatawney-phil.html
A Weekend That Made Me Reflect on Weekends, & A Brief Note About the Blogging Schedule... LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - January 26, 2016 St. Kateri brightens every day, yes? Hi all! Before I get started, a quick note of housekeeping. The spring semester has officially started for me at work. *insert groan here* Yes, that's right, not only can I no longer swing my knitting bag without hitting a half dozen students walking aimlessly through the halls while checking their phones, but I arrived at the parking lot at 8:27 am and got THE LAST SPOT. That $#@! is messed up. :0 It'll die down, but in ...http://www.lifeofacatholiclibrarian.com/2016/01/a-weekend-that-made-me-reflect-on.html