Octave of Pentecost, the Church traditionally celebrates the Summer Ember Days. This Wednesday is Ember Wednesday. This Friday and Saturday will also be Ember Days. As per the traditional discipline of the Church, Ember Days are days of Fast and Partial Abstinence. (Friday of course being a day of complete abstinence). If you wish to read more about the Ember Days, please see my post from a prior year.
week serves as an excellent opportunity for all of us to fulfill
Heaven's request at Lourdes and Fatima of "Penance, Penance, Penance."
(We can also read about the importance of Penance from the very teaching
of our Lord and King in the Gospels, for example see Lk 13:3,5 and Mt
4:17, 11:20-21; Mt 12:41)
Monday, May 16, 2016
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