September and the Liturgical Year


Every month of the liturgical year is dedicated to a different Catholic devotion. Many of these devotions make far more sense when following the traditional calendar. For instance, with the traditional Latin Mass Corpus Christi is not The Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. There is a separate first class feast for the Precious Blood... in July. Hence July is the month of the Precious Blood. Further, the feast of the Immaculate Heart is in August, the culmination of the octave of the Assumption. The Queenship of Mary is in May, hence May crownings (an "aha" moment if you're wondering why the feast and the crownings are separated in the Novus Ordo). Lost yet? Sigh. Blame Annibale Bugnini et al. Long story short, the liturgical year is not something that should've been re-created by a committee.

September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows. Fr. Ripperger, the famous exorcist priest, often says that we must pray to Our Lady of Sorrows to reveal our own hearts. What is bothering us? Do we have some sin or specific attachment impeding our spiritual growth? What is God trying to say to us? Where is he calling us in our life? Our Lady of Sorrows has merited, as prophesied by St. Simeon, that "the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed." 

Pray the seven Aves daily this month. If possible, make it a daily practice throughout the year.



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