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By Jennifer Gregory Miller, Catholic Culture, Aug 06, 2021
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.
The Medieval era in Europe was the high point of a life of Catholic Culture. All of life was centered around the Church calendar. It didn’t require a personal effort to remember the high feasts or saints’ days of the church, as even the banking days reflected this integrated life.
We are centuries away from that model permeating our culture and it requires personal concentrated effort to have our life reflect the Church calendar.
Today’s feast of the Transfiguration reminds me of this process. We are smack dab in the middle of the long period of Tempus “per annum,” literally the “season through the year,” weakly translated as “Ordinary Time” or from the previous calendar “Time after Pentecost.” …