Ember Days for Vocations

Sunday, December 16, 2007

This coming Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (i.e. 19, 21 and 22 December) at Ember Days under the classical Roman Calendar. Their observance is no longer required by many Catholic bishops conferences, however they are naturally of benefit and merit.

Ember Days were marked by fasting and abstaining from meat as one would do on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday. Ordinations were often conferred at this time, so it is traditional to pray for Vocations at this time! Something to remember.

The New Advent Catholic Encyclopaedia has a good small article on Ember Days.

(my apologies to Matthew for stealing the picture he used last September in his post on the subject)


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