26 January 2009


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Carpe Diem?

Mark S.
New Haven

thetimman said...

Happy Feast of St. Polycarp!

Mr. Tradderson said...

Bishop Koi????

cmziall said...

Where do you "Trads" get your feast days? Yes, I can look it up in my Butler Lives of the Saints, but I don't do that every day. Do you have the Saint of the Day emailed to you? Or do you just look it up every day? My calendar, of course, doesn't match up with yours at times. ;)

thetimman said...

cmziall, it is the traditional calendar of the Roman Church-- very rich in saints' days and great at teaching and experiencing the communion of saints. Not only is the new calendar more denuded of saints, but some of them are moved around to dates not associated necessarily with their date of death. For example, today: St. Timothy's feast was the 24th, Polycarp the 26th. Both matching their date of martyrdom. Now, Timothy is the 26th, with TItus. Why? I don't really know. Another example, St. Thomas Aquinas' date of death and traditional feast is March 7. On the new calendar his feast is Jan. 28.

You can get the traditional calendar online at any number of places-- try fisheaters or angelqueen, or I think AMDG usually runs both calendars, new and old. Or, to plug the Oratory, the Institute puts out a calendar and the Oratory sells it for $5.00.

Call the rectory at 314-771-3100.

Latinmassgirl said...

Timman,

We forgot to pick-up our calendar and now I haven't seen it out. Do we need to go to the rectory for it? Could they be out of them?

Pro Life Girl said...

cmziall, You can subscribe to emailed saint of the day here: http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/SaintofDay/default.asp

PekletMom said...

Mark S.

That's exactly what I thought when I saw this picture!