Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost



Benedictine Office (1962) this week in summary:

Sun 1 Sept Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; First Sunday of September
Mon 2 Sept Class IV
Tues 3 Sept St Pius X, Class III
Wed 4 Sept Class IV
Thurs 5 Sept Class IV
Fri 6 Sept        Class IV

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost


The Benedictine (1962) Ordo this week in summary:

Sun 25 Aug Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; Fourth Sunday of August
Mon 26 Aug Class IV
Tues 27 Aug Class IV
Wed 28 Aug St Augustine of Hippo, Class III
Thurs 29 Aug Beheading of St John the Baptist, Class III
Fri 30 Aug Class IV; SS Felix and Adauctus, Memorial
Sat 31 Aug Saturday of Our Lady

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost



The Benedictine Office (1962 calendar) this week:

Sun 18 Aug Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; Third Sunday of August; St Agapitus,                                     Memorial
Mon 19 Aug Class IV
Tues 20 Aug St Bernard, Class III
Wed 21 Aug St Bernard Ptolemy, memorial
Thurs 22 Aug Class IV; St Timothy, memorial
Fri 23 Aug Class IV
Sat 24 Aug St Bartholomew, Class II

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Feast of the Assumption


The Benedictine Office this week:

Sun 11 Aug Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; St. Tiburtius, Memorial
Mon 12 Aug Class IV; St. Clare, Memorial
Tues 13 Aug Class IV; SS Pontianus, Pope and Hippolytus, Memorial
Wed 14 Aug Vigil of the Assumption, Class II          
Thurs 15         Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I
Fri 16 Aug Class IV
Sat 17 Aug Saturday of Our Lady

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost


Monasticism and contemplation

The calendar this week features an important feast from a monastic point of view, in the feast of the Transfiguration.

Transcendance is of course central to the monastic vocation: for monks are privileged watchers of the Divine who, by virtue of their very existence, point us to heaven.  And in this, the Transfiguration foreshadows the Ascension.

For monks and nuns, the feast is a surely a celebration of their vocation.

But for Oblates and others living in the world, too, it is a reminder of the need, at times, to simply be, not do, to watch with the gaze of faith.

In the traditional Benedictine calendar this week:

Sun 4 Aug Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; First Sunday of August
Mon 5 Aug Class IV; Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, Memorial
Tues 6 Aug Transfiguration of Our Lord, Class II
Wed 7 Aug Class IV; SS Sixtus II, Felicissimus and Agapitus, Memorials
Thurs 8 Aug Class IV; St Cyriacus, Memorial
Fri 9 Aug         Vigil of St Lawrence, Class III
Sat 10 Aug St Lawrence, Class II