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Aquinas Septuagesima Index

Christopher Anadale Overview of daily meditations from St. Thomas Aquinas for the week of Septuagesima Septuagesima 2020 is Feb 9-15 Septuagesima 2021 is Jan 31-Feb 6 Septuagesima 2022 is Feb 13-19 …More
Christopher Anadale Overview of daily meditations from St. Thomas Aquinas for the week of Septuagesima
Septuagesima 2020 is Feb 9-15
Septuagesima 2021 is Jan 31-Feb 6
Septuagesima 2022 is Feb 13-19
The word Septuagesima is Latin for “seventieth.” It is both the name of the liturgical season and the name of the Sunday. Septuagesima Sunday marks the beginning of the shortest liturgical season. This season is seventeen (17) days long, and includes the three Sundays before Ash Wednesday. The length of the season never changes, but the start date is dependent on the movable date of Easter that can fall between March 22-April 25. Septuagesima Sunday can be as early as January 18.
The origins of Septuagesima as a liturgical season are obscure. This is the last liturgical season to be added to the Universal Liturgical Calendar. The roots are Roman, and it is not mentioned until the sixth century during the time of Pope St. Gregory the Great. It is often thought St. Gregory himself might …More