Ascension Day 2019 – 30 May 2019
Ascension Day is officially celebrated on a Thursday on the 40th day of Easter (or 39 days after Easter Sunday). In countries where it is a public holiday, Ascension Day is a free day for many workers. Many people take a long weekend off because the day falls on a Thursday. Ascension Day is a public holiday and special services take place at churches throughout the country.
Ascension Day marks the end of the Easter season and occurs ten days before Pentecost. Depending upon the phases of the Moon in a particular year, Ascension Day is celebrated on a Thursday. However, some churches, particularly in the United States, celebrate it on the following Sunday.
- St. Lawrence of BrindisiSt. Lawrence of Brindisi, whose feast we celebrate on July 21,Â is a Doctor of the Church. He was born Caesar de Rossi in 1559 in Naples. As a boy, he studied with the Conventual Franciscans and later went to studyÂ in Venice. ThereÂ he discerned a call to enter the Capuchin Franciscans and took the name Lawrence.Fluent […]