Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ember Days, just in time

OK -- I'm back but for a very serious reason.

I want to propose bringing back the Ember Days, days which were penitential days set aside for prayer and fasting each season and also linked to ordination. That's why old ordination pictures are so often in purple vestments.

Anyhow, the fall Ember Days are the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after Holy Cross Day. That would be September 19, 20, and 21 this year.

Why reinvent the wheel when the Church's tradition gives us these penitential days?

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