Holy Days and Feasts

Easter is the most significant season in the Church, followed by Christmas. The liturgical year, however, is filled with many other holy days of obligation, feast days, memorials and solemnities that lend a richness to the life of the Church.

The Easter season as a way of life

The Easter season as a way of life Understanding the meaning behind the signs and themes of Eastertide

There Is No Offense the Church Cannot Forgive

There Is No Offense the Church Cannot Forgive Who were the lapsi?

From persecutor to Christian: The conversion of St. Paul

From persecutor to Christian: The conversion of St. Paul Celebrated each year on Jan. 25, there is a lot that can be learned from the apostle’s ...

The Christmas octave: Continuing the celebration

The Christmas octave: Continuing the celebration The seven feast days following the Nativity of the Lord aid us in our understanding of ...

The lasting legacy of Ven. Pauline Jaricot

The lasting legacy of Ven. Pauline Jaricot 19th-century French laywoman made her mark on the Church, founding two enduring causes

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A Beloved Black Robe Who was Father Pierre-Jean De Smet?

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From Ashes to Ashes What is the importance of Ash Wednesday?

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