Posts Tagged ‘Solemnity of Mary Mother of God’

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

As people around the world make resolutions for the future and for new beginnings on this New Year’s Day, which is also the octave day of Christmas, it is fitting that the Church lifts up for us the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Celebrating this solemnity on this first day of the […] [Read more]

The Rich Vocabulary of the Feasts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Today we celebrate the sixth day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord during the season of Christmas. Yesterday was the memorial of Saint Thomas Becket. Tomorrow evening, more than reveling in New Year’s Eve, we celebrate the vigil of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Day, octave, season, memorial, […] [Read more]