An Ember Day reminder

Our friends at Rorate have a good post reminding us that today, which on my planet is Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost, is also an Ember Day.

More on Ember Days, HERE.

Traditionally, these Ember Days were times for ordinations.  Therefore, I very much like the last line in the Rorate blog entry:

[T]he purpose of the Ember Days outweighs everything else:  priests.  This week, during the Ember Days, we pray for many more.

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  1. lucy says:

    Today is our beloved Fr. Stinson’s ordination anniversary. Three years an FSSP priest. We wished him well and hope he has many more years.

    We pray daily for more vocations.

  2. OrthodoxChick says:

    Fr. Z,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this explanation of an Ember day. Being a newbie, I saw it in my missal and have been wanting to learn more about them.
    Not to be greedy, but…will you be providing us with your WDTPRS prayer refelction for Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost? I’ve been copying down your translations from Monday and Tuesday and inserting them into their proper page in my missal so I’ll have them for present and future prayer until the day comes (God-Willing) that there will be a TLM in my area so I can attend it daily.

  3. irishgirl says:

    Whoops-I forgot that yesterday was an Ember Day!
    I ate cold fried chicken for my dinner!
    (I don’t have my Catholic wall calendars up yet in my new apartment)
    So should I go to confession on Sunday and mention it to the priest?
    I’m just askin’….
    ; )

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