Sunday, January 12, 2003

SUNDAY 12 JANUARY

Liturgically this is the Feast of the Holy Family in the traditional Gregorian rite in Blessed Pope John XXIII's edition. In the Pauline rite, this is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. In the sanctoral cycle, this is the feast of the great English Cistercian, St. Aelred of Rievaulx, he of the great essay on friendship.

It's also the feast of a little-known Capuchin saint, St. Bernard of. . . .Corleone. (No, honestly. You could look it up here. That tune is going to be going round in my head for the rest of the day.)