We have now embarked upon pre-Lent

https://sensusfidelium.com/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/season-of-septuagesima/mystery-of-septuagesima/ Gueranger: It is evident that the Christian, who would spend Septuagesima according to the spirit of the Church, must make war upon that false security, that self-satisfaction, which are so common to effeminate and tepid souls, and produce spiritual barrenness. Met. Antony Bloom: “God can save the sinner you are, but not the saintContinue reading “We have now embarked upon pre-Lent”

Christmas Novena for 30 November through 24 December: begin – or resume – any day up til 16 December

Beginning on this feast of St. Andrew, the following beautiful prayer is recited by some religious fifteen times a day until Christmas. This is a very meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for Jesus’ coming.