(April 9th, 2013 - Feast of St. Mary of Egypt)
In Today's Catholic World has been in contact with True Catholics in Ireland practically since its inception. The Irish are some of the kindest people in the world. Nothing good ever comes easy ... Irishmen have been *persecuted for centuries, and as a result (traditionally) their Faith
has only shined brighter.
*The image shows fervent Irish Catholics attending a catacomb type Mass in the midst of the Protestant English persecution
for all our True Catholic readers, we are posting an excellent book entitled: "Memorials of Those who Suffered for the Catholic faith in Ireland in the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries". This compelling, hard-to-put-down book (collected from the original authorities)
details the heroic Catholic martyrs of Ireland during the satanic English persecution. It was published by the Catholic Book Company Burns & Oates in 1868. (Click to download text)
Note: we added a new page called "Catholic
Ireland" (view) which will include much Irish content.
Click: to see how to fulfill your Mass obligation and about valid Confessions during this, the Apostasy.
If you have not, please see: 3daysofdarkness.com
Mar. 16, 2019: Ember Saturday (Fasting and Partial Abstinence to be observed.)
Hi John, no it does not. Ember Days are days favored for priestly ordinations, prayer for priests, first Communions, almsgiving and other penitential and charitable acts, and prayers for the souls in Purgatory.
Does the fasting and complete abstinence of this day, Ember day, add anything special to the normal fasting on Friday's during Lent?