Rorate Mass is a Beautiful Ancient Advent Custom

Rorate Mass Missa Cantata A Rorate Mass is a beautiful ancient Advent custom where by mass is celebrated Illuminated only by candlelight, usually before dawn. The bass is a Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin, And so it is celebrated in white, rather than Advent purple. "Rorate" is the first word of the Introit chant … Continue reading Rorate Mass is a Beautiful Ancient Advent Custom

Be Calm with your Friends

21 Adult Friend Temperance Day 21: Meekness Be calm with your friend when he is slow or fumbling in explaining his point of view. Allow him the time, space, and safe atmosphere necessary to get out his thoughts. Remember it only takes one word... “At times, one word is sufficient to placate an angry person. … Continue reading Be Calm with your Friends

Happy Feast Day of St. John of the Cross

Wishing my Carmelite Family and Friends, a Happy and Blessed Feast Day of our Holy Father St. John of the Cross, OCD ✝️🙏💖 💕"The Father spoke one Word, which was His Son, and this Word He speaks always in eternal silence, and in silence must it be heard by the soul."💕 -St. John of the Cross … Continue reading Happy Feast Day of St. John of the Cross

Stay Calm in Friendships

Adult Friend Temperance Day 20: Meekness Stay calm, leave the room, count to ten, make a joke, or otherwise alleviate the tension if you start to get into an argument with your friend. “If possible, never become angry and always reject any pretext for allowing anger to gain admission to your heart, for once it … Continue reading Stay Calm in Friendships

Don’t Complain when Your Friend…

Adult Friend Temperance Day 19: Meekness Don’t complain or nitpick when your friend is late; if it is a habit, or causes problems (e.g. missing a show that you had paid to see), gently bring it up to them and explain how their behavior is causing tension. Make plans so that you are not always … Continue reading Don’t Complain when Your Friend…