The earlier we celebrate Christmas, the less we pray for the dead. The earlier we celebrate Christmas, the less we prepare for Advent.
If there was ever a feast day that needed to be celebrated with the same gusto it was celebrated in its heyday, it’s the feast of St. Michael. The tradition around most of Europe had been to celebrate the feast of St. Michael with goose, though it isn’t unheard of in parts of Germany to serve duck. In modern day liturgical living circles, chicken or Cornish hens are often substituted for more expensive fowl. And if it makes celebrating the feast more accessible, why not? The feast of the Archangels, formerly celebrated solely as the feast of St. Michael,...
Jesus reminds us in Luke 10 that we aren’t responsible for carrying everything. Rather, reigniting our spirit is just what we need to help refocus our attention, lower anxiety, grow closer to our family, and grow closer to Him.