The Church Year: May 2, 2012
Today is Wednesday of the 4th week of Easter. The liturgical color is white.
Saints & Celebrations:
On May 2, in both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form, we celebrate St. Athanasius, bishop and doctor of the Church who died in A.D. 373. In the Ordinary Form, it is a memorial, and in the Extraordinary Form, it is a Class III day.
If you’d like to learn more about St. Athanasius, you can click here.
For information about other saints, blesseds, and feasts celebrated today, you can click here.
To see today’s readings in the Ordinary Form, you can click here.
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We continue our series on the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to the Holy See’s Directory on Popular Piety:
184. The relationship between the Liturgy and popular Marian piety should be regulated by the principles and norms already mentioned in this document. In relation to Marian devotion, the Liturgy must be the “exemplary form”, source of inspiration, constant reference point and ultimate goal of Marian devotion.