A few Liturgical Living Box Subscriptions are now available, as well as limited edition Tenebrae Hearse Candelabras in two styles, new Easter/Paschal Candles, and other items from the Lent and Triduum Boxes. More info at the bottom!
The Feast of St Joseph is coming up on March 19, and it's a solemnity. You know what that means . . .
Even in Lent, when a solemnity falls on a Friday, we are not obligated to fast or abstain from meat or to observe our voluntary Lenten disciplines. Read more about that here 👇
This year we're celebrating not only the Feast of Saint Joseph, but a whole YEAR of Saint Joseph. In his Apostolic Letter Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis noted that it is the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. He proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” through December 8, 2021.
Here's how we'll be celebrating the feast day 👇
We'll also be praying the Litany of St. Joseph!
Note: Now updated to include the seven new invocations added by Pope Francis and the Congregation for Divine Worship on May 1, 2021.
Mary Reed Newland was the author of many influential twentieth-century books on Catholic family life and liturgical living in the home, and a big inspiration to me on my liturgical living journey. The Saint Joseph Prayer at the top of this post was a favorite of the Newland family. It is formatted as an 11x8.5" PDF below.
This Saint Joseph Prayer, the Litany of Saint Joseph, and many hundreds of other prayers and devotions are included in my forthcoming book, The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion!
We’re about halfway through Lent, and it’s time to start thinking about Holy Week. 🤔✝️
Check out these posts for ideas and printables 👇
Did you know you can sign up here for my free Liturgical Living Heads Up, a fortnightly email of upcoming feast days and celebrations? Well, you can!
And now . . . for the stuff.
A VERY few Liturgical Living Box Subscriptions have become available! These subscriptions will begin with the Triduum Box.
See the contents here. Upon sign up, you will be charged $69.99 for the box and shipping. Triduum Boxes will ship between March 17-18. Unless you cancel your subscription, you’ll be charged for the Easter Box on March 24, and it will ship out ASAP.
Tenebrae Hearse Candelabras are now available in two styles and will ship out in time for Spy Wednesday.
They are available in limited quantities. See the Tenebrae Hearse Candelabra here and the Simple Tenebrae Candle Holder here. (Note: a Simple Tenebrae Candle Holder is included in the Triduum Subscription Box.)
The At Home Lucernarium listing has been updated for 2021, and three new 2021 candle designs (including one especially for the Year of Saint Joseph!) are available individually as PDFs, as professionally printed tissue paper sheets that will ship, and as completed pillar candles that will ship out! (Note: a Paschal Lamb Pillar Candle is included in the Easter Subscription Box.)
Finally, available now, and shipping out next week, are the Catholic All Year Recipe Keeper Binders. They work well with the Liturgical Year Weekly Meal Planner, the recipe cards included with subscription boxes, and the recipe packets included in the Benefactor, and Praying and Planning level Catholic All Year Memberships.
I wish you a very blessed rest of your Lent. I pray for you all, and I hope you’ll keep my family in your prayers as well. We've had some big family health issues this week and I'm grateful to know so many of you have kept us in your prayers for the past couple years.