Liturgical November
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Is anyone else here really excited for “Catholic November?”

Not only is fall my favorite season but November also happens to be my favorite month on the liturgical calendar.

I love the various feast days and the obscure ones (like All Holy Relics), visiting cemeteries, praying for the deceased, etc. especially at this time of year.

November is my favorite month to “breathe” the Catholic faith. Also my favorite month due to it being my patron name Saint’s feast day (St Catherine of Alexandria).

Enjoy the quiet before being led into Advent. :)


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Yes! I'm a "Fall person" and love Autumn a whole heckuva lot. The feasts we have in this time -- Michaelmas (with St. Michael being one of my patrons), the Days of the Dead (including Hallowe'en, which I love*), the angels, St. Francis (another patron of mine), the Feast of Christ the King (!) -- are some of the best. 


*I get so annoyed with the Hallowe'en-hating some Christians display. I totally get that Hallowe'en *can* be done way, way wrong (and usually is among secular adults, with genuinely occultic overtones, and their Sexy Nurse and Sexy Everything Else costumes), but it doesn't have to be that way at all. It should, though, be creepy, IMO, and I love the kids in costumes, the candy, etc. Such fun... (the FE page on Hallowe'en: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeaf...t12aa.html )
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(10-25-2019, 11:21 AM)VoxClamantis Wrote: Yes! I'm a "Fall person" and love Autumn a whole heckuva lot. The feasts we have in this time -- Michaelmas (with St. Michael being one of my patrons), the Days of the Dead (including Hallowe'en, which I love*), the angels, St. Francis (another patron of mine), the Feast of Christ the King (!) -- are some of the best. 


*I get so annoyed with the Hallowe'en-hating some Christians display. I totally get that Hallowe'en *can* be done way, way wrong (and usually is among secular adults, with genuinely occultic overtones, and their Sexy Nurse and Sexy Everything Else costumes), but it doesn't have to be that way at all. It should, though, be creepy, IMO, and I love the kids in costumes, the candy, etc. Such fun... (the FE page on Hallowe'en: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeaf...t12aa.html )
I love Halloween, but I'm also weird and love horror and stuff too, it's an even more exciting holiday now that I have kids.

I love Autumn, the colors, the temperatures, and, as you said, the feast days are awesome as well. Unfortunately, it only lasts maybe a month or so before about 5-6 months of Winter where I'm at.
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I've never thought about Catholic November, but then, I'm still learning a lot about the Church's traditions.  Darn post V2 education, lol.

Kidding aside, October and November are my favorite months.  From a Catholic perspective: all Saints Day, Hallowe'en, praying for the departed (in particular my father, "stepfather", both grandfathers, a couple passed friends), Thanksgiving (not Catholic but we put a Catholic spin on it), preparation for Advent.  From a non-Catholic perspective: deer archery season, late season foraging for chanterelles and cauliflower shrooms, Oktoberfest brews, and a reason to smoke a turkey.
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(10-25-2019, 12:09 PM)Augustinian Wrote: I love Autumn, the colors, the temperatures, and, as you said, the feast days are awesome as well. Unfortunately, it only lasts maybe a month or so before about 5-6 months of Winter where I'm at.

I'm way south of you. and we're expecting measurable snow on Monday.
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