Advent Advice

advent_2ndWe gets lots of advice all through our lifetime. And it comes from many different venues. For example: advice on the best schools, places to live and vacation, and places to dine. If you buy a book on Amazon, they are quick to advise you on other books that you should purchase. We are constantly bombarded with fashion advice. I have to  admit I don’t pay too much attention these days to fashion advice. These days, my wardrobe consists of a basic brown Franciscan habit and minimal accessories – a knotted white cord to be precise. Continue reading

Holy Days That Move?

Easter Vigil at Sacred HeartThe Catholic Church draws attention to six days – apart from Sunday – when it calls the faithful to come together in praise, prayer, and Eucharist (thanksgiving) for God’s gifts of love to us.  These are the Holy Days. The six Holy Days are:

  • Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (December 8th),
  • The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas),
  • Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God (January 1st),
  • Ascension of the Lord (the date moves with Easter),
  • Solemnity of the Assumption (August 15th), and
  • Solemnity of All Saints (November 1st).

Notice that Ash Wednesday is not on the list, even though it’s one of the busiest days of the year for most parishes. Continue reading