A Marsala Supper for the Last Ember Days of Autumn

Good Day. Welcome to the final Ember Days of the Catholic Calendar year. Even so, we have 13 celebrated Feast Days remaining before Christ the King Sunday, the final Sunday before Advent and the new year.

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Ember Days of Autumn and Sea Scallops

Welcome to the second Ember Days of Autumn. This day is a celebration of the changing season, to give thanks for the grapes that will become wine while standing as a reminder of the sacrifice made for all on Good Friday.

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For All This Day Means

This is the first Michaelmas or Autumn Ember Days of this year. Autumn Ember Days are moveable days, the first coming on the Wednesday after Holy Cross (September 14) an the 3rd Sunday of in September.

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Ember Days and Lobster

Today is National Lobster Day. Let’s talk about the gold standard of the seafood industry for a moment. When settlers first landed in America, lobsters were in such abundance that they actually washed up on shore in piles nearly two-feet high. They were thought of as the cockroaches of the sea.

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Autumn Ember Days and Grilled Salmon

Ember Days are among the most confusing of Catholic practices. Ember Days are by their very nature an extension of our agrarian roots. Yet most Catholics today are unfamiliar with the term Ember Days let alone how to observe them.

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Ember Days Wednesday and the Autumn Equinox

Can you feel the changes in the air? Today is the Autumn Equinox, the first day of fall in the northern hemisphere. For us, summer is officially over. While some celebrate the Autumn Equinox all day, an Equinox is not a day-long event.

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