Daily Archives: 5 January 2023

ASK FATHER: Penance and abstinence on Friday, 6 January, Epiphany

From a reader… QUAERITUR: The feast of the Epiphany is a Friday this year. Our FSSP calendar has it marked as a day of abstinence, according to 1962 law, but my TLM planner from The Liturgical Year calendar family does … Read More

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A New Year. Remembering past injuries. Clinging to past sins. The Purification of Memory

A the beginning of a new civil calendar year, quite a few people are moved (at least for a while) to assess their lives and resolve (at least for a while) to make some changes.  These changes are mostly about … Read More

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5 January: St. Telesphorus and an old friend

In the Novus Ordo calendar it is the Feast of St. John Neumann (+1860) and also of St. Edward the Confessor (+1066). However, it is also the Vigil of Epiphany and feast of St. Telesphorus (c. 137).  St. Irenaeus says … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 626 and a final view of Benedict

Welcome  registrant: CarKee1974   Meanwhile,… White to move and win. NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others. Support great monks. Get good wine.

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