Fine Art Friday For A Holy Day…

… Tomorrow is a Holy Day of Obligation so I don’t think you can “kill two birds” by going to a typical Saturday vigil mass. That mass is the vigil for Sunday. So suck it up. You’ll have to go to mass two days in a row. Gasp! Unless some diocese out there has decreed otherwise, and you never can tell now-a-days. I think us Catholics have been made lazy by the various mass time options provided every weekend. Not that I’m complaining. Some days you just need a few extra hours sleep. But yeah, the convenience has made me apathetic. I digress…

Giorgio Vasari, Allegory of the Immaculate Conception c. 1541 – Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to ramble. It’s been one of those days.

About Katrina Fernandez

Mackerel Snapping Papist

  • Mimi

    Admittedly, we don’t have Holy Days of Obligation (we do have Feast Days) but I’m amazed at the wailing and gnashing of teeth about having to attend two days in a row (I’m handing out smelling salts to combat the vapors now)
    A blessed Feast to you!

    • Cordelia

      Interesting! Are you one of the Eastern Rites?

      • Mimi

        I am not Eastern Rite Catholic, I am Orthodox Christian.

  • Cordelia

    Here in Canada, our bishops gave up on us decades ago – we have only one now that is not already a Sunday: the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on January 1st.

    • Emily Parker

      Actually, Catholics in the US aren’t normally required to attend an extra mass to observe a holy day of obligation when it falls on a Saturday or Sunday. However, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is an exception because Mary is considered to be the patroness of America.

  • A.R. Danziger

    Haha! I like that she’s practically dancing on Satan’s head.