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Month: December 2017

Just the smallest of notes….

A blessed Gaudete Sunday to y’all! Gaudete Sunday is the third Sunday in Advent and is a reprieve in this season—which by nature is a penitential season. Gaudete Sunday gives us a glimpse of the joy that awaits us and lightens the mood—one way this is done is with the change of the vestments from violet or blue to a rose color. Gaudete is the plural present active imperative of the Latin verb “to rejoice.” This verb comes from the New Testament, Phil. 4:4. This Bible verse is also the… Read more Just the smallest of notes….

Saint of the Day

Today we give thanks for the life of Saint Damasus I. He was Bishop of Rome from 366 A.D. to 384 A.D. During this period, Christianity was declared the official religion, Latin became the official language of the Church (as opposed to Greek), & Saint Damasus encouraged Jerome to translate the Bible into Latin. Below are a couple articles on Saint Damasus I. Happy reading! https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-damasus-i/ http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=41

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