Are you aware that Christmas is not just one day? Did you know that Christmas is actually an Octave, meaning the liturgical solemnity lasts 8 whole days?
Today Fr. Mark-Mary encourages us to lean into the full celebration of Christmas as the Catholic Church intends us to celebrate it, with 8 days of joy, prayer and feasting, however simple or extravagant you are able to.
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Meet Fr. Mark-Mary
Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.
The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.
Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progress, both available from Ascension.