Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Q&A Plus welcome!-1/2 price candy edition

I'm a little late with this weekly Wednesday Q& A post due to the urgent and essential yearly quest for 1/2 price Valentine candy required for our family's  week long Mardi Gras (Semaine Gras?)celebration. We celebrate mainly by eating lots of candy, pausing to nod  solemnly whenever Mom says, "Ash Wednesday is almost here, guys. Start thinking about what you are going to do for Lent."  Freshly arrived home with a bag of Ghiradelli squares, Turtles, Truffles, and M&M Peanuts in red, pink, and white, I can now turn my attention  back to the Divine Office.

Realize that I hardly eat any of this stuff. It's for my husband and kids. Mostly.

Welcome to new followers Jaqueline, Nan, Jean and KM! I hope you like it here. Your comments and input are welcome always.

Anyone wondering why there is no Office prayers for St. Valentine?
Unlike St. Cyril and Methodius, Valentine is not on the universal calendar, nor is he in the list of saints added to the calendar for celebration in the United States. If you had a particular devotion to Valentine (other than enjoying the romantic customs that have become attached to this feast) you would have been free to commemorate him using the prayers from the Common of Martyrs.

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