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DPPL 232: Celebrate That Feast

A short section reminding us that a saint’s day is, by definition, a feast. And so we should act like it: 232. A “Saint’s day” also has an anthropological significance: it is a feast day. The feast also echoes (a person’s) vital … Continue reading

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DPPL 231: Careful Preparation of a Feast Day

Saint days are not just about liturgy, or even devotion: 231. It is always necessary to ensure that the feast days of the Saints are carefully prepared both liturgically and pastorally. Such requires a correct presentation of the objectives of … Continue reading

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DPPL 230: Feast Days

230. Both the Liturgy and popular piety attach great importance to the feast days assigned to the Saints. The “Saint’s day” is marked with numerous cultic displays, some liturgical, others deriving from popular piety. Such cultic expressions can sometimes conflict. … Continue reading

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DPPL 229: Some Pastoral Inferences

229. From the foregoing reflection on the origin and development of the Calendarium Romanum Generale a number of useful pastoral inferences can be made: The Church offers us four important thoughts based on DPPL 227-228. In essence these reflect the … Continue reading

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DPPL 228: Roman Calendar

Separate from the listing of saints in the martyrology is the liturgical calendar. Geeks know there is a universal calendar of saints that have (or the Church wishes they would have) worldwide appeal. Added to that in each nation is … Continue reading

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DPPL 226-227: Celebrations of Saints and Blesseds

Since we skipped yesterday to observe Ash Wednesday, let’s do two in one post today: 226. The reciprocal influence of Liturgy and popular piety is particularly noticeable in the various forms of cult given to the saints and to the … Continue reading

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DPPL 225: John the Baptist, Bible to Devotions

John the Baptist has long had admirers, supporters, and devotees. 225. The cult of St. John the Baptist has been present in the Christian Church since ancient time. From a very early date, it acquired popular forms and connotations. In … Continue reading

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