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St. Lucy and Advent Ember Week

13 December was the darkest day – with the least sunlight – of the old Julian calendar. Today in the Gregorian calendar is the feast of St. Lucy, whose name from the Latin lux, for “light”, reminds us who dwell in … Continue reading

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The “Golden Mass” tradition for Ember Wednesday of Advent

Do you remember the little mnemonic poem:  “Lenty, Penty, Crucy, Lucy”? Or else “Fasting days and Emberings be Lent, Whitsun, Holyrood, and Lucie.” The Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after the Feast of St. Lucy are the Advent Ember Days. In … Continue reading

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Our Rich Traditions of Ember Wednesday of Advent

Do you remember the little mnemonic poems?  “Lenty, Penty, Crucy, Lucy”, or else “Fasting days and Emberings be Lent, Whitsun, Holyrood, and Lucie.” The Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after St. Lucy are the Advent Ember Days. In the old Julian … Continue reading

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