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Counting the days.

"In the Christian liturgical year, summer comes in Ordinary Time. Lent, Holy Week, and Pentecost Sunday ... are over. Advent is a very long time away. Between them stretch a length of days that are to be counted--'ordinary' in fact comes from 'ordinal' and is not meant to suggest that the time is ordinary or simply commonplace, a gray area we pass through between the high sacred holidays of Easter and Christmas.

"The liturgical calendar insists, in fact, that each day is meaningful and worthy of being counted. It calls us to the summer sense that days matter--even the long and lazy days of summer, or even the heated stay-where-it's-cool days of summer, or even the frenzied holiday days of summer, or even the frustratingly routine days of summer when all the world seems on vacation and you, you alone remain behind to carry on. Every day matters, says summer. Look around you." (Gary Schmidt and Susan M. Felch, Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season, SkyLight Paths)
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Title Annotation:spirituality cafe; catholic liturgy throuhout the calendar's year
Author:Schlumpf, Heidi
Publication:U.S. Catholic
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Aug 1, 2005
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