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Of all the Feasts that are observed by the Catholics of
All Sundays in the year.
1 The Circumcision of our Lord, or New
6 The Epiphany, or Twelfth-day.
FEBRUARY 2 The Purification, or Candlemas-day.
MARCH 19 St. Joseph, Spouse of the B. Virgin.
23 St. George the Martyr.
1 SS. Philip and James, Apostles.
25 St. James, Apostle.
26 St. Anne, Mother of the B. Virgin.
OCTOBER 28 SS. Simon and Jude
DECEMBER 8 The Immaculate Conception.
29 St. Thomas of Canterbury.
Monday and Tuesday in Witsun-week.
The forty days of Lent, except Sundays.
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
All Fridays, except when Christmas-day falls on a
The solemnising of Marriage is forbidden from the first
I. Christmas-day, and the twelve days following,
II. The first week of Lent, beginning with the
first Sunday, and ending with the second Sunday, inclusively.
III. Easter, i.e. from Palm-Sunday, inclusively, to Low Sunday, inclusively.
IV. From Whit-Sunday, inclusively, to the end of the Octave of Corpus Christi.
V. The Feast of SS. Peter and Paul, and during the Octave.
VI. From the Sunday, inclusively, preceding the Festival of the Assumption of the B. V. Mary, to the 22nd day of August, inclusively. But if the Festival of the Assumption fall on a Sunday, the Indulgence begins on that day.
VII. From the Sunday, inclusively, preceding the Festival of St. Michael, to the Sunday following, inclusively. But if the Festival of St. Michael fall on a Sunday, the Indulgence begins on that day.
VIII. From the Sunday, inclusively, preceding the Festival of All Saints, to the 8th day of November, inclusively. But if the Feast of All Saints fall on a Sunday, the Indulgence begins on that day.
The Conditions of II. IV. and VIII. are,—
1. That the faithful confess their sins, with sincere repentance, to a Priest approved by the Bishop. 2. That they worthily receive the holy commu
3. That if their state and condition allow it, they give some alms to the poor, either on the eve or on the day of their communion.
4. That on the day of their communion, they offer up some prayers to God for the whole state of the Catholic Church throughout the world; for bringing back all straying souls to the fold of Christ; for the general peace of Christendom; and for the blessing of God upon this nation.