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What is Candlemas?

The Presentation of the Lord, or Candlemas, is one of the most ancient feasts in the Church

What is Septuagesima?

For centuries, pre-Lent Sundays had a special significance. We need to rediscover them

The relics of the Holy Maccabees were brought to Rome and deposited at St Peter in Chains

The value of receiving the pallium publicly from the hands of the Successor of Peter will be lost

The names of the stations are printed in the pre-conciliar editions of the Roman Missal, as well as in people’s trusty hand missals

In Latin the Ember Days are called the Quatuor Tempora, giving rise to a popular form of fried food

Fr John Zuhlsdorf offers a guide to this morning’s Mass

Liturgy must draw us towards the world beyond, says Fr John Zuhlsdorf. That’s how we can wake up our faith