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April 25. St. George, Patron of England, Mar
tyr. May 1. SS. Philip and James, Apostles,
3. The Invention of the Cross. June 24, The Nativity of St. John the Baptist,
(a Holiday in Ireland.) July 25. St. James, Apostle. 26. St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Vir
gin. Aug. 10. St. Laurence, Martyr.
24. St. Bartholomew, Apostle. Sept. 8. The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin.
21. St. Matthew, Apostle,
29. St. Michael, Archangel.
21. St. Thomas, Apostle.
Moveable Days of Devotion.
FASTING DAYS. The forty Days of Lent. *The Ember-Days at the four Seasons, being the
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday in Lent, the Feast of Pentecost, September 14, December 13.
* The fast of the four Ember weeks has been instituted to pray to God for the preservation of the fruits of the Earth, and to provide for bis Cburch virtuous Bishops, 'Priests and other Minister qualified to labour in his harvest. (Luke 10. 2.)
* The Eves or Vigils of the Festivals of Obli
gation, the Ascension and Corpus Christi ex
cepted. N. B. If the Festival falls upon a Monday, the
Eve is kept upon the preceding Saturday. All the Wednesdays and Fridays in Advent.
THE DAYS OF ABSTINENCE FROM FLESH MEAT.
Tuesday, and Wednesday before Ascensione
Day. St. Mark, April 25, unless it falls in Easter-Week,
out of the Diocese of Canterbury. All Fridays and Saturdays, unless Christmas Day
fall on either of them.
• The vigils or Wakes, are fasts to prepare us for the solemn feasts, and so called because formerly the faithful employed them selves devoutly in Churches, paseing the night in prayer.
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PLENARY INDULGENCES, OR FULL
RELEASE From the weightier Satisfactions of Penance, are of
fered by the Church to the Faithful in this Kingdom, at the following Seasons of the Year.
1. FROM CHRISTMAS to the EPIPHANY, or Twelfth-day, inclusively. II. From the
first to the second Sunday in Lent. III. At EASTER, viz. From Palm to Low Sunday, inclusively.
IV. From Whit-Sunday till the Octave of Corpus Christi, inclusively.
V. On, and during the Octave of the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul.
VI. From the Sunday preceding the Pestival of the Assumption of the B. V. M. to its Octave, the 22d of August.
VII. From the Sunday preceding the Festival of St. Michael to the Sunday following.
VIII. From the Sunday preceding the Festival of All Saints to the 8th day of November. * When the Festivals of the Assumption, St.
Michael, or All Saints, fall on a Sunday,
1. To confess their sins with a sincere repentance to a Priest approved by the Bishop.-2. DeToutly and worthily to receive the Holy Communion.-3. To visit some chapel or oratory, where the Eucharistic Mysteries are celebrated, and there offer up their prayers for the peace and welfare of the Church of God.-4. That they be in a disposition of mind to assist the poor with alms in proportion to their abilities; or to frequent catechisms or sermons; or to visit and comfort the sick, or such as are near their end, if they have the opportunity.
Conditions of II. IV, and VIII, are,
1. To confess their sins with a sincere repentance to a Priest approved by a Bishop.--2. Devoutly and worthily to receive the Holy Communion.--3. If able, to give some alms to the poor, either on the eve, or on the day of their communion.-4. On the day of their communion, to offer up some prayers to God, for the peace and welfare of the Catholic Church throughout the world :-For the bringing all souls to the fold of Christ:--For the general peace of Christendom, and for the blessing of God upon this nation.
Conditions of the V. To the Indulgences formerly granted his Holiness Pope Clement XIV, was pleased to add a new one in favour of all the faithful living in the English mission, who being truly penitent, and having confessed their sins, shall worthily receive the Holy Communion on the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul, June 29, or on any day within the Octave, and shall for some space of time pray to God with a sincere heart, for the conversion of infidels and heretics, and for the propagation of the holy Faith.
THE IMPEDIMENTS TO MATRIMONY,
WHICH ARE OF TWO KINDS. The first kind is what renders it null and void in the sight of God and his Church ; and those are 1. Vows of chastity, such as religious persons take when they consecrate themselves to the service of Almighty God: and those who are entered into Holy Orders.
2. Consanguinity; or a contract within the four probibited degrees of kindred; of which the