I’ll be publishing a calendar at the beginning of each month from now to next December. Our Catholic calendars combine the Roman calendar for the church throughout the world, the national calendar, in this case, for the USA, and any other calendar. This calendar includes the calendar for my religious community, the Passionists.
I like calendars. They remind you life is bigger than the immediate day before you . The scriptures and the feasts, the liturgical seasons open up a timeless world beyond this: “As it was in the beginning is now, and every shall be, world without end.” The calendar teaches us ” to number our days aright that we may gain wisdom of heart.”
We begin a new year in December with the season of Advent. Jesus Christ, the “long-expected Savior” came before, comes to us now, and will come again when calendars are no longer needed.