Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Unlike the Novus Ordo rite, the traditional rite celebrates the Immaculate Conception on its proper date, December 8, regardless of the day, meaning that it is not overridden by the Second Sunday of Advent. And this great feast should retain its proper day, as it is the official beginning of the story of our salvation. … Continue reading Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Advent: A Blessed, Hopeful Time of Spiritual Preparation

A happy and blessed Advent season to all of you. Why exactly do we have Advent? For the same reason that we have Lent before Easter. It's a time to step back and reflect on what we are getting ready to celebrate and consider how we are to prepare ourselves for that celebration. In this … Continue reading Advent: A Blessed, Hopeful Time of Spiritual Preparation

Venerable Fulton Sheen to be beatified in December–Catholicism Pure & Simple

Deo gratias! The beatification, according to this article by Catholicism Pure & Simple, will be on December 21. On another note, thank you all very much for your patience. I was sick last week which is why there were no posts from me, but I am now working on the Luminous Mysteries and will post … Continue reading Venerable Fulton Sheen to be beatified in December–Catholicism Pure & Simple