August is upon us. Its a particularly interesting month from our perspective, liturgically speaking. There are some pretty big feast days, and some of our favorite saints are celebrated this month. And a challenge is issued at the very bottom of this post.
A Friend of the TLM from Twitter put together this nice calendar, showcasing the month and its schedule of Masses. Thanks, @Sebasti77107923 !
August 14, the Vigil of the Assumption
Solemn High Mass @ 7pm
Assumption parish, Broadview Heights
August 15, Feast of the Assumption
Solemn High Mass @ 6:30pm
The Feast of the Transfiguration is Tuesday, August 6. Of course, St. Stephen has a TLM at 7am.
Among the Saints who are celebrated this month that we find particularly special (and we know that sounds bad; they all are special) are:
St. Laurence, 2nd Class
Vigil Aug 9
Feast Aug 10
(Incidentally, St. Laurence is a rarity. Not many Saints get a Vigil in their honor, and not many are a second class feast. Most are third class. Perhaps the Church particularly appreciated his humor.)
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Beheading of St. John the Baptist
St. Rose of Lima (remember the Latin Masses over there?)
St. Raymond Nonnatus
(a saint for pro-lifers, for sure)
If you've got one to mention, comment below.
Up for a Challenge?
The Vigilant Vigil'er
Two opportunities exist this month to attend a Vigil and its corresponding Feast Day. Pick one, either St. Laurence or the Assumption, and go both days.