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  • [Catholic Caucus] Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Gueranger)

    06/30/2018 9:03:19 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double of the First Class JOHN THE BAPTIST has pointed out the Lamb, Peter has firmly fixed His throne, Paul has prepared the Bride; this their joint work, admirable in its unity, at once suggests the reason for their feasts occurring almost simultaneously on the cycle. The alliance being now secured, all three fall into shade; while the Bride herself, raised up by them to such lofty heights, appears alone before us, holding in her hands the sacred cup of the nuptial-feast. This gives the key of today’s solemnity; revealing how its illumining the heavens of the holy...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Feast of Corpus Christi (Gueranger)

    05/31/2018 3:51:53 AM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the First Class(with a Privileged Octave of the Second Order) Christum regem adoremus dominantem gentibus, qui se manducantibus dat spiritus pingudeninem. Let us adore Christ, the King, who ruleth the nations; who giveth fatness of spirit to them that eat him. A GREAT SOLEMNITY has this day risen upon our earth: a Feast both to God and men: for it is the Feast of Christ the Mediator, who is present in the sacred Host, that God may be given to man, and man to God. Divine union,—yes, such is the dignity to which man is permitted...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Feast of the Holy Trinity (Gueranger)

    05/26/2018 11:08:46 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the First Class ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST, the Holy Apostles received, as we have seen, the grace of the Holy Ghost. In accordance with the injunction of their divine Master, they will soon start on their mission of teaching all nations and baptizing men in the name of the Holy Trinity It was but right, then, that the solemnity which is intended to honor the mystery of One God in Three Persons should immediately follow that of Pentecost, with which it has a mysterious connection. And yet it was not till after many centuries that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Agnes, Her Second Feast (Gueranger)

    01/27/2018 9:05:17 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Simple FIVE DAYS AFTER the martyrdom of the Virgin Emerentiana, the parents of the glorious Saint Agnes visited the tomb of their child during the night, there to weep and pray. It was the eighth day since her martyrdom. While they were thinking upon the cruel death, which, though it had enriched their child with a Martyr’s palm, had deprived them of her society—Agnes suddenly appeared to them: she was encircled with a bright light, and wore a crown on her head, and was surrounded by a choir of virgins of dazzling beauty. On her right hand, there...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Feast of All Saints (Gueranger)

    10/31/2017 9:59:13 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double of the First Class (with Octave) I SAW a great multitude which no man could number, of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands: and they cried with a loud voice, saying: Salvation to our God! Time is no more; it is the human race eternally saved, that is thus presented in vision to the prophet of Patmos. Our life of struggle and suffering on earth is, then, to have an end. Our long lost race is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Last Sunday of October: Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King (Gueranger)

    10/28/2017 10:13:39 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double of the First Class THE Kingdom of Heaven—Holy Church—is seen bringing forth out of her treasure “things new and old.” Although she can never add new dogmas to the deposit of Faith entrusted to her, as the ages go by she is seen understanding more perfectly and explaining more fully those treasures in her keeping. She is a living body, not a statue, and she can develop, though she can never change her nature. Hence, guided by the Holy Spirit of him who has promised to be with her not merely for a few centuries but unto...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Feast of the Most Holy Rosary (Gueranger)

    10/06/2017 9:21:49 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    White Double of the Second Class IT is customary with men of the world to balance their accounts at the end of the year, and ascertain their profits. The Church is now preparing to do the same. We shall soon see her solemnly numbering her elect, taking an inventory of their holy relics, visiting the tombs of those who sleep in the Lord, and counting the sanctuaries, both old and new, that have been consecrated to her divine Spouse. But today’s reckoning is a more solemn one, the profits more considerable: she opens her balance sheet with the gain...
  • Feast of the Ascension

    05/24/2017 11:01:42 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    wikipedia.org ^ | May 25, 2017 | Wikipedia
    The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,[1] also known as Ascension Thursday, Holy Thursday, or Ascension Day,[2][3] commemorates the christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It is one of the ecumenical feasts (i.e., universally celebrated) of Christian churches, ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter (following the count given in Acts 1:3), although some Christian denominations have moved the observance to the following Sunday.
  • The Feast of the Forty Martyrs

    03/10/2015 3:18:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | March 10, 2015 | GREGORY DIPIPPO
    The Forty Martyrs were a group of soldiers from the Roman Twelfth Legion, who died for the Faith at Sebaste in Armenia in the year 320. This is seven years after the Edict of Milan and the Peace of the Church under Constantine, whose brother-in-law Licinius at that point ruled in the East, and after a period of tolerance, renewed the persecution of Christians. When the Forty had been called to renounce the Faith and refused, they were sentenced first to various tortures, and then condemned to die a particularly horrible death, stripped naked and left on the ice...
  • Focused on a Functional Family: A Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family

    12/28/2014 6:35:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12+27-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Focused on a Functional Family: A Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family By: Msgr. Charles PopeHere in the middle of the Christmas Octave, the Church bids us to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. On the old calendar, the Feast of the Holy Family falls on the Sunday after Epiphany, which makes a little more sense since the gospels appointed for the feast often take us far forward in time mere days after He is born. The gospel this year is only forty days into the future  (unlike other years when the gospel takes us twelve years into the...
  • The Strangest of Kings! A Homily for the Feast of Christ the King

    11/23/2014 7:10:41 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Nov. 22, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Strangest of Kings! A Homily for the Feast of Christ the King By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe reading today on this Feast of Christ the King evokes three images of Christ as King. All of them are to some extent paradoxical, for they emphasize things about a king that we don’t usually think of in relation to a king. They also tell us that we have already met King Jesus, even if we didn’t know it. Let’s look at these three images of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of all Creation.I. Caring King - The first reading, from Ezekiel...
  • 8 Things You Didnt Know About the Feast of Christ the King

    11/23/2014 9:31:46 AM PST · by millegan · 3 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    On the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar, today is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, more commonly known as the Feast of Christ the King. The last Sunday of the liturgical year (next week is Advent!), this feast reminds us that whatever earth powers may do or ask of us, Christ is the true king that should reign in our hearts. Here are 8 things about this awesome feast you may not have known:
  • Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2014-2015

    03/07/2014 2:26:54 PM PST · by Uriel-2012 · 27 replies
    Prophecy in the News Magazine ^ | March 1, 2014 | J.R. Church
    As you may know, this year is a Sabbatical Year in the Jewish Calendar. Starting next September 29, 2008, a new Sabbatical cycle will commence. It will run for seven years and conclude with another Sabbatical Year in 2014/15. Also, you may know that Daniels seventieth week will be a seven year Sabbatical cycle. Students of biblical prophecy have long compared Daniels seventieth week with the Tribulation Period as laid out in the book of Revelation. Intrigued with the Scriptures that repeat over and over again that our Saviors Second Coming will be heralded with signs in the heavens, in...
  • The Churching of Women and it Relation to the Feast of the Presentation

    01/31/2014 3:57:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/30/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    As we prepare for the Feast of the Presentation (Sunday, February 2), I though it might be appropriate to describe a liturgy of the Church that is largely lost to most today, The Churching of Women. To some extent it is subsumed in the modern Rite of Baptism with the blessing of the Mother, but it is not what it used to be. We CAN still celebrate this for women who ask, and I often do celebrate it especially when I do extraordinary form Baptisms.The Churching of Women is very rooted int he feast of the Presentation. Biblically this feast...
  • How George Washington Celebrated Christmas

    12/25/2013 10:57:57 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 12-25-13 | John Avlon
    The father of our nation knew how to throw a Christmas party. Im talking thousands of pounds of bacon, gallons of homemade rye whiskey, a massive great cake and what he called an attack of Christmas pies. Everyone got four days off to celebrate at his Mount Vernon plantation and while there was no regular scheduled appearance by Santa, there was at least one recorded visit by a camel. But the abundant Christmas feasts of Washingtons later years were preceded by some years that were lean on Christmas cheer. When young George was 8 years old in 1740, his home...
  • The Real Thanksgiving Story: A Failed Experiment in Socialism

    11/24/2013 11:26:19 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 16 replies
    Living Lake Country ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer
    The Real Thanksgiving Story In the middle of December 1620 the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, leaving behind the sinfulness of the old world to make a new Jerusalem in America. Three years later, in November 1623, they had a great feast thanking God for getting them through an earlier famine, and now for a bountiful crop. What had created the earlier famine and then the bountiful crops? The story is told in the diary of Governor Bradford, who was one of the elders of that early Puritan colony. At first, they decided to turn their back on all the...
  • Uzbekistan cancels Valentines Day, orders medieval poetry reading

    01/24/2012 1:42:56 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    TheStar.com ^ | 1-24-12
    ALMATY, KAZAKHSTANAuthorities in Uzbekistan are, apparently, unwilling to give love a chance. The Russian news agency RIA-Novosti cited several local media in the Central Asian nation reporting Tuesday that Uzbekistan has cancelled concerts and other events for Valentines Day. Instead, residents in the capital of Tashkent can enjoy readings of poems by Mughal emperor Babur, who died in the 16th century. The unofficial ban on romance-related festivities echoes long-standing antagonism in Uzbekistan toward the holiday. Last year, the Turkistan newspaper described Valentines Day as the work of forces with evil goals bent on putting an end to national values. Although...
  • Vatican announces Masses, Oct. 22 feast day for Blessed John Paul [Catholic Caucus]

    04/13/2011 2:14:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cns ^ | April 11, 2011 | Cindy Wooden
    Pope John Paul II is seen in a promotional image for the Polish-produced documentary, "John Paul II: I Kept Looking For You." Pope Benedict XVI, who watched the film April 9 at the Vatican, called his predecessor "a great contemplative and a great apostle." (CNS/ARTRAMA) By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The feast day of Blessed John Paul II will be marked Oct. 22 each year in Rome and the dioceses of Poland. When the Vatican made the announcement April 11, it also said Catholics throughout the world will have a year to celebrate a Mass...
  • Stuffed! The 30,000-calorie Christmas feast eaten by the world's fattest mum

    12/28/2010 9:01:46 AM PST · by reagan_fanatic · 31 replies · 18+ views
    A New Jersey woman who hopes to become the fattest woman in the world got 30,000 calories closer to her 1,000lb goal with a festive feast that could have fed dozens of revellers. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1341683/Donna-Simpsons-feast-The-30-000-calorie-Christmas-feast-eaten-worlds-fattest-mum-ONE-hour-sitting.html#ixzz19QRqI3nn
  • Obamas visit troops at Hawaii base's Christmas feast (Hussein's racist slur at a holiday meal?)

    12/26/2009 11:13:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies · 3,387+ views
    12/26/09
    Link only - Obamas visit troops at Hawaii base's Christmas feast