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TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC CUSTOM 

"Sanctify each Weekday and each Month of the Year"


It is a traditional Catholic custom to sanctify each day of the week and month of the year with special devotional practices. The outline below indicates some dedication(s) / devotion(s) commonly practiced for each day of the week and month of the year. (Note: Devotions for various days may vary and may have changed over time.)


SANCTIFY THE WEEK 

"The Week Sanctified" is a popular term applied to a custom among Catholics, whereby each day of the week is consecrated to a particular devotion, thus:

SUNDAY - To the Holy Trinity:
Meditation: faith, hope, and charity-love of God-conformity to the will of God-desire of Heaven.

MONDAY - To the Holy Ghost and the Holy Souls in Purgatory
Meditation: the duties of your state of life-the sanctification of your actions-fidelity to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

TUESDAY - To the Holy Angels
Meditation: your ruling passion-the virtues-venial sin-mortal sin.

WEDNESDAY - To St. Joseph
Meditation: the example of patron Saints-the Childhood of Our Lord-the work of mercy.

THURSDAY - To the Blessed Sacrament
Meditation: virtues taught by Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament i.e., humility, silence, forbearance-the Holy Mass.

FRIDAY - To the Passion of Our Lord and To the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Meditation: the virtues specially taught by the Passion, i.e., penances, resignation, fraternal charity, mortification-the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

SATURDAY - To the Blessed Virgin Mary and To Special Prayers for Priests
Meditation: her purity, humility, obedience, gentleness-her love to Jesus Christ-also death, judgment, eternity, Purgatory and Hell. 


SANCTIFY THE MONTH

"The Month Sanctified" is a popular term applied to many devout souls who choose a patron Saint for each month, in whose honor they cultivate a certain virtue,

A particular devotion may be assigned to each month as follows:

JANUARY - The Holy Infancy.

FEBRUARY - The Holy Trinity (also the Holy Family).

MARCH - St. Joseph.

APRIL - The Holy Ghost (also the Passion for Lent).

MAY - The Blessed Virgin Mary.

JUNE - The Blessed Sacrament and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

JULY - The Precious Blood of Jesus.

AUGUST - The Most Pure Heart of Mary.

SEPTEMBER - The Holy Cross.

OCTOBER - The Holy Angels and the Holy Rosary.

NOVEMBER - The Holy Souls in Purgatory.

DECEMBER (ADVENT) - The Immaculate Conception.

A particular virtue may be assigned to each month as follows:

JANUARY - Love of Jesus Christ.

FEBRUARY - Humility.

MARCH - Mortification.

APRIL - Patience.

MAY - Meekness, purity, the spirit of poverty.

 JUNE - Obedience, piety, dutifulness.

JULY - Simplicity, faith, liberty of spirit, cheerfulness.

AUGUST - The sanctification of our actions, diligence, edification, fidelity in little things.

SEPTEMBER - Piety, fervor in the performance of sacred duties, the spirit of prayer.

OCTOBER - Confidence.

NOVEMBER - Charity, kindness.

DECEMBER - Conformity to the Will of God, Divine Love.

 

 
 

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