The Church Year: May 19, 2012

by Jimmy Akin

in +Religion, Liturgical Year

Today is Saturday of the 6th week of Easter. The liturgical color is white.

 

Saints & Celebrations:

On May 19, there is no special fixed liturgical day in the Ordinary Form.

In the Extraordinary Form, we celebrate St. Peter Celestine, PC, who died in A.D. 1296. It is a Class III day.

In the Extraordinary Form, we also celebrate St. Pudentiana, virgin, who died in A.D. 163. This celebration is a commemoration.

If you’d like to learn more about St. Peter Celestine, you can click here.

If you’d like to learn more about St. Pudentiana, you can click here.

For information about other saints, blesseds, and feasts celebrated today, you can click here.

 

Readings:

To see today’s readings in the Ordinary Form, you can click here.

Or you can click play to listen to them:

 

Devotional Information:

We continue our series on the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to the Holy See’s Directory on Popular Piety:

201. The custom of making an insertion in the recitation of the Hail Mary, which is an ancient one that has not completely disappeared, has often been recommended by the Pastors of the Church since it encourages meditation and the concurrence of mind and lips.

Insertions of this nature would appear particularly suitable for the repetitive and meditative character of the Rosary. It takes the form of a relative clause following the name of Jesus and refers to the mystery being contemplated. The meditation of the Rosary can be helped by the choice of a short clause of a Scriptural and Liturgical nature, fixed for every decade.

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