01 February 2015

Septuagesima Sunday

Today marks the beginning of the penitential ramp-up to the most penitential season of the year: Quadragesima, or Lent. As often happens, Septuagesima peaks its head in before the joys of the Christmas season entirely fade. Just like life, where sadness and joy are often mingled, the Church's real liturgical year accompanies the believer in a way to best assist him on his journey to the next life.

Here is a previous post on Septuagesima, with more information and a reflection by Gueranger.

Tomorrow is Candlemas, the Purification of Mary-- the glorious end of the Christmas season, after which my wife gets her house back.

A blessed Christmas and Septuagesimatide to you all.

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