I am so happy to be back in Ordinary Time! I know that may seem like an odd statement since, Ordinary Time, to many, is well, ordinary. However, I love the quiet of this time of year. Spring activities haven't started yet, so it's a time that we can concentrate on our studies a little harder and maybe get ahead a little. It is also a time when we tend to hibernate a bit more, since, let's face it, the weather is a bit chilly outside! And yet, Ordinary Time, is not so ordinary. There are some great saint feast days that come up in Ordinary Time. Tomorrow, for example is the feast of Saint Sebastian. I think, any boy who has dressed up for All Saints Day at one time or another wanted to be Saint Sebastian. It's the first memorial that will allow me to put the red vestment on our Father Oak!
This period of Ordinary Time is much shorter than the one that follows the Easter season. Soon enough, we will find ourselves at Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, so I am determined this year, not only to take this "quiet time" to buckle down on our schoolwork, but also to bring in a few feast days and enjoy this time of year and to rest in the quiet, as well.