The feast days are so important
HEAVENLY DELIGHTS AND A PERPETUAL RENEWAL OF FERVOUR
“The Christian feasts are not merely for us a memorable anniversary, a touching remembrance. There is something further; they are a present and living reality, which takes possession of souls, and identifies them with what is being done, and what is taking place still, in our temples.
A DIVINE REALITY
Thus the feasts of the Church are the very heart and centre of lively and solid piety. The most moving, the most persuasive, the most effective means are there employed by religion to elevate, ennoble and sanctify souls; the sacraments of Penance and of the Eucharist, sincere confession of sins, fervent communion, the divine word, the sacred chant, recollected prayer, the loftiest precepts of faith, the most pressing exhortations of zeal, the most beautiful ceremonies: all these, as we know, are found united in these sacred solemnities, and ‘the pious soul finds…
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