Assist me, O Jesus, with Thy grace that, following St. Paul’s example, I may be anxious, by the constant pious practice of virtue and prayer, to arrive at perfection and to enter heaven.
Counting Easter as “one,” count 10 Sundays back from Easter and mark that day as the beginning of Septuagesima. The three Sundays of this Season are referred to, respectively, as Septuagesima Sunday, Sexagesima Sunday, and Quinquagesima Sunday.
This Season (Septuagesima), whose name name means “Seventy” and which recalls the Babylonian Exile, lasts from Septuagesima Sunday to Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday) inclusive (16 calendar days). Its color is violet. ~ Fish Eaters
The calendar of the liturgical year will soon bring us to the commemoration of the Passion and Resurrection of our Redeemer; we are but nine weeks from these great solemnities. It is time for the Christian to be preparing his soul for a fresh visit from his Saviour; a visit even more sacred and more important than that He so mercifully paid us at His Birth. ~ The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger, O.S.B.
- Septuagesima Sunday ~ Breviary
- Latin Mass Propers ~ Una Voce, Orange County
- Septuagesima Sunday ~ Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine’s The Church’s Year
- Guéranger: The Burying of the Alleluia ~ Ars Orandi
- The Last Day of Alleluias ~ Rorate Caeli
- Septuagesima Sunday: strength in time of oppression ~ Fr. Z
- Mystery of Septuagesima ~ Secret Harbour
- Discovering Septuagesima ~ The Guéranger Blog
- Septuagesima Prayers For Mass
- Gregorian Chant Propers in Latin
- Fr. Perrone – A Septuagesima Sermon
- Septuagesima Sunday On Love is not Provoked to Anger
- Audio Sancto Septuagesima-Sunday
- Audio Sancto Septuagesima Planning for Lent
- Meditation for Septuagesima Sunday: God Calls Us to Serve Him