Monday, May 11, 2015
Observe the Lesser Rogation Days

Last month we observed on April 25th the annual Major Rogation Day. I have previously posted on the Rogation Days & Ember Days as they occur throughout the year.

We are now beginning the Minor (Lesser) Rogation Days that lead up to Ascension Thursday.  Like the Major Rogation, these are days to perform penance, fast, pray litanies, and petition our Almighty God to spare us from natural disaster, to bless our crops, and to save us from our sins.  These were previously days of fasting before changes to the Roman Liturgy that took place even before Vatican II.

I also previously mentioned a wonderful booklet produced by Fr Christopher Smith, a priest of the Diocese of Charleston.  This guide on the Ember & Rogation Day is a great ready for today. It can be downloaded from dropbox.

2 comment(s):

del_button May 7, 2018 at 2:41 PM
New Sister said...

Which days are the minor Rogation Days? Mon, Tues, Wed?

del_button May 7, 2018 at 2:56 PM
Matthew said...

Yes they are the Monday, Tuesday, and the Wednesday before Ascension Thursday

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