And it was below 40 degrees F. when I went out earlier for my morning walk; still, more sunlight than yesterday. Today is the Octave of Our Lord's Ascension (Introibo), the Mass Viri Galilaei being reprised; no Mass streamed from Saint-Eugène until the Vigil of Pentecost on Saturday (Tomorrow in the more Traditional Rite is simple Feria VIa post Octavam-- Friday after the Octave.) So far as I can tell the flock of starlings has decamped; only now have I realized I could have been using the collective nouns 'murmuration' and 'chattering' these past couple of days. Perhaps if I were more confident of my identification it would have occurred to me.
It is also the feast of Saint Bernardinus (15th century), of Saint Nilus (16th century), and of Saint Aurea (1st century).
V. Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum. R. Deo grátias.
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