Category Archives: Celebrations

Caturday Thoughts – We Had a Very Full Day

It turned out to be an even fuller day than I imagined when I posted Caturday Thoughts would be a bit delayed. I had a truck full of things from the storage that I unloaded early before I left for … Continue reading

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Shuffle, Shuffle, Shuffle

We have gotten very busy thanks to the delightful upturn in our fortunes. There is a ten by twenty storage unit to be emptied, since now we know we are not moving. Of course summer is here we want to … Continue reading

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Before I Lay Me Down to Sleep – Compline

In the early centuries of the Church, in addition to the celebration of Mass, it was customary to hold a so-called vigil, a prayer service in three parts, on the night before a feast day. From this vigil service developed … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Paddling Film Fest, Rehab Headaches and Other Miscellany

When I went down to Rockfish Gap Outfitters to get a more readable compass than the tiny one in the center of my luo pan, before starting my feng shui, they had a sign out front advertising a paddling film … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Beltane

The first of May is a holiday with both ancient roots and a completely modern aspect. As a person fond of traditional festivities I celebrate it as Beltane, as the Gaelic first day of summer was known. One practice I love … Continue reading

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Earth Day Special

I have been a fan of the Old Farmer’s Almanac for years. I get their daily emails. So I knew Sunday was going to be Earth Day. It always falls on the 22nd of April. But busy people need reminders, … Continue reading

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The Fullness of Light – Sext

Sext, or Sixth Hour, is another of the fixed times of prayer of the Divine Office  of almost all the traditional Christian liturgies. It consists mainly of Psalms and is said at noon. Its name comes fromLatin and refers to … Continue reading

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