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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
September Ember Day Alert
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Remember that this week contains the Fall Ember Days.

Catholics have forgotten this ancient and venerable tradition! Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday - mark your calendars! Up until the late 1960s, Catholics between the ages of 21-59 were bound to the Laws of Fast on these days; those who have reached their 7th year or older were bound by the law of abstinence.

The Ember Days were instituted for a good harvest and to draw down God’s blessings upon the September ordinations. Pray for priests! Join in this ancient fasting, abstinence, and prayer tradition beginning today on Wednesday and then again this upcoming Friday and Saturday as penance.

Learn more in the Ember & Rogation Day Manual

1 comments:

del_button September 20, 2017 at 12:48 PM
Farm Lassie said...

Rggh, this is the one fasting/abstainence practice that I ALWAYS forget about....probably because no one talks about this practice anymore. Thank you for the reminder!

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