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Gaudete Sunday, Cycle B LORD, IF YOU WILL (SUNDAYS AND SOLEMNITIES) - December 16, 2014 ... today. In fact, originally, on November 11 th , the Feast Day of St. Martin of Tours, what was known as St. Martin's Lent, would begin. It consisted of prayer, of penance and fasting, and it would consist of 5 Sundays. Later, Pope Gregory VII would reduce the Sundays in Advent to four, with a fast on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It was then thought that only clergy and religious were bound by the fast and abstinence, so Pope Benedict XIV(15) reminded that everyone had the ...http://lordifyouwill.blogspot.com/2014/12/gaudete-sunday-cycle-b.html

Sunday Eucharist With the St. Rene Goupil Catholic-Deaf Community THE JOURNEY OF A BISHOP - December 15, 2014 ... to celebrate Mass with you on "Rejoicing Sunday"; it will be a joy to meet with you after Mass. The celebrants wear rose-coloured vestments when we pass the halfway point of Advent and Lent. Only ten more days before we celebrate Christ's birth! Pope Francis has been drawing on the energy and spiritual gifts of members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. The bishops of Canada call the Charismatic Renewal a ...http://archbishopterry.blogspot.com/2014/12/sunday-eucharist-with-st-rene-goupil.html

Humility—Third Sunday of Advent—Cycle C IS MY PHYLACTERY SHOWING? - December 14, 2014 ... of this penitential season for a bit to celebrate the light that is dawning on us. So we light a rose colored candle and wear rose colored vestments to celebrate and rejoice in the coming dawn. Some of our ministers will rejoice a bit less if you tease them about wearing pink today, so for the record, I will remind you that we are wearing rose colored garments. We have some common themes this week relating to ...http://theocoid.blogspot.com/2014/12/humilitythird-sunday-of-adventcycle-c.html

St. Lucy and Advent Ember Week FR. Z'S BLOG - December 13, 2014 ... hyperbaton , the separation of intercessio and the adjective that goes with it, gloriosa . There is also a nice et… et construction. Confoveo is "to cherish, caress, keep warm." It is a compound of foveo which essentially is "to be hot, to roast". It obviously deals with heat, flame, light. This is a good word for this time of year in the northern hemisphere (unless you are in, say, Florida). Conspicio is "to look at attentively, to get sight of, to descry, perceive, observe". ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/oMP7A0czSq0/

Third Sunday of Advent 1862 THE MUNIMENT ROOM - December 13, 2014 ... normally take place on the Ember Days. Our fasting will help us pray more reverently for good priests. We celebrate the Octave of the Immaculate Conception from first Vespers on Sunday until the end of Monday: this means that there are liturgical prayers to Our Lady every day this week, and two feasts: the Octave, and, on Thursday, a week before the feast of Christ's birth, we celebrate the Expectation of the BVM. This is one ...http://ttonys-blog.blogspot.com/2014/12/third-sunday-of-advent-1862_13.html

7 Quick Takes Instead of Housework NOTLUKEWARM - December 12, 2014 Because really, who wants to do housework? Not me! 1. Working in a parish this time of year is nutty. We have all these events for Advent and Christmas and in the meantime, the mail is full of materials for Lent and Easter. 2. A song by Casting Crowns, reminding us of our need for salvation. 3. If you are looking for a devotional based on the daily Gospel, look no further than this: Available for your Kindle from Amazon now! (full ...http://notlukewarm.blogspot.com/2014/12/7-quick-takes-instead-of-housework.html

Illicit Catholic Wedding on TLC CATHOLIC TRADITIONAL LOOKING FOR WIFE - December 12, 2014 ... days of Septuagesima and Lent , the Nuptial Mass is still forbidden on the following non-penitential days: All Sundays (yes, even the green ones) During the Octaves of Easter and Pentecost (Yes, even though Alleluia and white or gold vestments are back, Easter's octave is that of the First Class, and therefore you cannot ordinarily marry until the Monday after Low Sunday. Pentecost historically ranks higher than Christmas, and it's octave [which includes the summer Ember Days ...http://catholiclookforwife.blogspot.com/2014/12/illicit-catholic-wedding-on-tlc.html

WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Advent – "The Childlike Dash Towards the Long-Desired Thing" FR. Z'S BLOG - December 12, 2014 Rose vestments from the days of Fr. Finigan in Blackfen. Then came the regime change…. We are coming to the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also nicknamed Gaudete …. the plural imperative of gaudeo , "Rejoice!". This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential aspect of Advent. Yes, Advent is a penitential time, though not so much as Lent. Remember: Real priests wear rosacea . In the first week of Advent we begged God for the grace of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/wdtprs/DhFa/~3/TWa9NEr-Swo/

Second Friday of Advent: "Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine", but Not Yet... GODZDOGZ - December 11, 2014 ... too soon for all of that? Advent, after all, is a time of preparation for the coming of the Saviour. On this point I must agree, even if department stores and advertising executives might try to persuade us otherwise. On the party theme: it's simply premature to start the party before the main guest arrives. When Christmas does come, though, let's take the opportunity to celebrate Our Lord's coming with due solemnity in the liturgies (who doesn't love Midnight Mass?) and with ...http://godzdogz.op.org/2014/12/FleshAndWine.html

Advent's Main Characters MOUNT CARMEL - December 7, 2014 ... joyful event. There is a jubilant expectation, love is in the air. John calls us to repent and to turn away from everything that lies in the way of God's coming to us. It is a call to a deeper awareness of who it is "leaving heaven" to be with the sons of men. After having grasped this we are moved to love. Advent requires that we make room for the Spirit of God. We need to do away with things that are not compatible with Him. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MountCarmel/~3/WlkCQW1lCbs/advent-waiting-begins.html

Second Sunday of Advent 1862 THE MUNIMENT ROOM - December 6, 2014 ... other saint. Both the Advent prayers from Sunday and the prayers of the Octave will be said today: the same goes for Thursday's feast of St Damasus, and Saturday's of St Lucy: we will celebrate the feast, and we will celebrate the Octave, all the time remembering that this is Advent. Even on the two ferias, both of which are fast days, we celebrate the Octave and keep Advent. This week's ...http://ttonys-blog.blogspot.com/2014/12/second-sunday-of-advent-1862.html

Happy New Year! COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - November 30, 2014 Today is the first Sunday of Advent 0f the start of the Church's year. We are off to Ant's for the day, so no time to post, but did not want the day to pass unrecognised. SO here is a re-cycled post, slightly adapted. Whilst the experts on the Pray,Tell blog are quick to proclaim that Advent is not a time of penance, I demur. Having discussed this a couple of year s with my friend the Part Time Pilgrim, I threw down the gauntlet again last year on Twitter, and this ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2014/11/today-is-first-sunday-of-advent.html

Advent- Be Vigilant in Love! MOUNT CARMEL - November 30, 2014 ... liturgical year turns its page to a new season- the Season of Advent- which begins this Sunday. We traditionally celebrate our New Year on the 1st of January, but our church calendar actually starts its new year in the evening hour of the last Saturday of the 34th week in Ordinary Time. Prior to this, the reading at Masses were pointed towards the "end times." The readings were ominous in character, apocalyptic, and speak of the end of the world as ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MountCarmel/~3/cXPL6sWRE28/advent-be-vigilant-in-love.html

Happy Liturgical New Year! JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - November 30, 2014 Our Advent wreath we use every year. It's the first day of Advent so... Happy Liturgical New Year, everyone! Today the Advent wreath goes on the table (and is blessed), part of the Nativity is set up in the living room, and I go into uber Catholic nerd mode because it (Advent into Christmas) is my most favorite time of year. The start of Advent this year also marks the beginning of the St. Andrew Christmas novena (I do it from the 30th of November ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2014/11/happy-liturgical-new-year.html

Advent Comes ... And With It Comes the New Church Year HAPPY CATHOLIC* - November 30, 2014 ... Christmas we spend time in contemplation and preparation for the coming of Christ on three levels: as memorial of his incarnation as the babe in Bethlehem, to his coming with grace in our souls, and in looking forward to when he comes as the Judge at the end of time. Those who celebrate Advent do so with various private devotions during this time. Some read a specific book to think about, some go to regular adoration, some try to avoid ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2014/11/advent-comes-and-with-it-comes-new.html

A Time for Rousing. THE CITY AND THE WORLD - November 30, 2014 ... time for rousing. Man is shaken to the very depths, so that he may wake up to the truth of himself. The primary condition for a fruitful and rewarding Advent is renunciation, surrender. Man must let go of all his mistaken dreams, his conceited poses and arrogant gestures, all the pretences with which he hopes to deceive himself and others. If he fails to do this, stark reality may take hold of him and rouse him forcibly in a way that will entail both anxiety and suffering. The ...http://jesuitjoe.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-time-for-rousing.html

First Sunday of Advent 1862 THE MUNIMENT ROOM - November 29, 2014 ... Lord, thy grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of his resurrection." Everything is connected.) There is a collection today in dioceses of the North of England, the object of which will be announced by each Bishop. We will see this announcement at various points during the year, corresponding to today's second collections, though ...http://ttonys-blog.blogspot.com/2014/11/first-sunday-of-advent-1862.html

Ten Ways to Have a Holier Advent CATHOLIC FIRE - November 28, 2014 ... liturgical theme of preparation for the Second and Final Coming of the Lord, called the Parousia, and a joyful theme of getting ready for the birth of Christ. Advent is a season of waiting, a season filled with hope. Here are ten tips for making this Advent Season a holier one for you and your family: 1. Take the entire family, as often as possible, to daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and to the sacrament of Reconciliation. On days when you are unable to attend Mass, read and reflect on the ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/11/ten-ways-to-have-holier-advent.html

Advent: A Counter-Sign for Christmas MAN WITH BLACK HAT - November 26, 2014 "It's beginning to look a lot like ..." ... that time of year when we celebrate Christmas for roughly four weeks, beginning in late November, and ending abruptly on the day following that which is actually Christmas. On Sirius XM satellite radio, up to six channels will be devoted solely to Christmas music (and one to Channukah) , some beginning as early as now, three ending on (you guessed it) the day after Christmas, and two others ending around New ...http://manwithblackhat.blogspot.com/2014/11/advent-counter-sign-for-christmas.html

Nativity Fast: 40 Days of Fasting for Christmas A CATHOLIC LIFE - November 15, 2014 ... Eastern Rite Churches begins the Nativity Fast. This 40-day long period fasting is a preparation for the holy celebration of Christmas. Like Lent, the Eastern Churches observe a period of 40 days of fasting in preparation for the Nativity of the Lord. The Tradition of fasting in anticipation for the Nativity of the Lord is not unique to the Eastern Churches - the Latin Rite of the Church had observed this practice for centuries. Latin Rite Catholics today may certainly still ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/aQcoLraF4x0/nativity-fast-40-days-of-fasting-for.html

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