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By Jennifer Gregory Miller, Catholic Culture, Feb 26, 2017

Jennifer Gregory Miller is an experienced homemaker, mother, CGS catechist and authority on living the liturgical year. She is the primary developer of CatholicCulture.org’s liturgical year section. See full bio.

Originally posted February 2017.

How do we live in the present moment in this Tempus per Annum, Time of the Year or Ordinary Time? What does this time mean for one’s spiritual life?

A few years ago I explained a little about what is Ordinary Time in Our Ordinary Walk of Life: Understanding Tempus per Annum, but it seems this “Ordinary Time” is still misunderstood. I read so many comments regarding Ordinary Time with similar thoughts of seeing it as a break to catch up from the previous liturgical seasons. “I’m so relieved it’s Ordinary Time. I need the rest.”

I find that opinion interesting, because as I have said before, Ordinary Time is Not So Ordinary. It is our standard usual way of living. In the Church’s definition of Ordinary it is the unchanging usual form, applied in terms like the Ordinary of the Mass, or the Ordinary Form.   …

Read more here:  https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/our-work-in-ordinary-time/