Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Feasts for February

The month of February is dedicated to the Holy Family. The first three and a half weeks of February fall within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time which is represented by the liturgical color green. Green, the symbol of hope, is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. The remaining days of February are the beginning of Lent. The liturgical color changes to purple — a symbol of penance, mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart.
Feasts for February
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of February are:
2. Presentation of the LordFeast
3. Blaise; AnsgarOpt. Mem.
5. Fifth Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday
6. Paul Miki and CompanionsMemorial
8. Jerome Emiliani; Josephine BakhitaOpt. Mem.
10. ScholasticaMemorial
11. Our Lady of LourdesOpt. Mem.
12. Sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday
14. Cyril and MethodiusMemorial
17. Seven Founders of the Orders of ServitesOpt. Mem.
19. Seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeSunday
21. Peter Damian; Fat TuesdayOpt. Mem.
23. Polycarp of SmyrnaMemorial
26. First Sunday of LentSunday

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