Monday, January 3, 2011

The 10th Day of Christmas - Most Holy Name of Jesus

January 3, Most Holy Name of Jesus
 Devotion to the Holy Name is deeply rooted in the Sacred Scriptures, especially in the Acts of the Apostles. It was promoted in a special manner by St. Bernard, St. Bernardine of Siena, St. John Capistrano and by the Franciscan Order.
It was extended to the whole Church in 1727 during the pontificate of Innocent XIII. The month of January has traditionally been dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus.

According to the 1962 Missal of Bl. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus which is kept on the First Sunday in the year; but if this Sunday falls on January 1, 6, or 7, the feast is kept on January 2.


1 comment:

Abbey said...

Stopping by to say Happy New Year! I hope things turn around for the better on my end. Keep my mom in your prayers.


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