February 20, 2011

Septuagesima

Today is Septuagesima Sunday in the Traditional Calendar-meaning, it is now 9 weeks before Easter Sunday. This kicks off the season that is a prelude to Lent. It’s a preparation for Lent. Are you ready? There is no better time to start reflecting upon your plan to deepen your Lenten experience and make it more spiritually meaningful. Don’t spend another Lent acting like it’s just any other time of the year. Make it meaningful. Have a plan.

Yesterday, I went to a local museum and enjoyed the art. But, as always, I’m sad to see so much of our Catholic history sitting in a museum as opposed to the Churches and Monasteries they originally resided in.Altarpieces removed and cut up, panels and triptychs separated, statues sitting on pedastals never again to be used as reminders to pray.

Our times of preparation before Easter are also almost museum pieces. Most Catholics don’t even know what Septuagesima is; much less fasting and abstinance requirements during Lent. Educate yourself. Don’t let your soul end up in a museum along with our heritage.

4 Comments:

Blogger Terry Nelson said...

What happens on Sexagesima Sunday Catherine?

What?

February 20, 2011 9:51 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Dinner party?

February 23, 2011 7:33 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

You got it again! i was thinking about this, about lent coming up, and how much I needed it.

February 23, 2011 8:14 PM  
Blogger Saint Michael Come To Our Defense said...

Septuagesima Sunday used to be the first day of the liturgical year.

http://www.traditionalcatholicism.org

enter; on the left you will see:

sermons and conferences

click on sermons, then click on 2003

in 2003 you will see:

Septuagesima Sunday
The Virtue of Faith - Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer

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February 27, 2011 7:30 PM  

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