What is Ordinary Time?

A time to reflect on the extraordinary presence of Christ in the ordinary workings of our daily life. During this season the color green is prominently displayed, signifying life, hope, and the continual growth of our faith-life under the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Because Ordinary Time coincides with the natural seasons of spring and summer, the natural world acts as a powerful witness to the potential of our own renewed life in Christ.

In 2021, the first Ordinary Time goes from after the Baptism of Our Lord (January 10th) until Shrove Tuesday (February 16th).


Make Ordinary Time Extraordinary!

(re)Discover some of the best resources that the Catholic world has to offer.

Podcasts

The Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz
…see more from Ascension Press

The Cale Clarke Show from Relevant Radio
…see more from Relevant Radio

The Dignity of Women with Kimberly Cook

Square Notes: The Sacred Music Podcast

Podcast and Audiobook Collection from Catholic Culture

Books and Documents

The Holy See website: Prayers, meditations, and every official Vatican document you never knew you wanted is at your fingertips, and available in a variety of languages.

New Advent: Not just a news aggregate, New Advent houses an impressive collection of documents from the Church Fathers, the Ecumenical Councils, St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa, and much more.

The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life, by Kendra Tierney

Live Today Well: St. Francis De Sales’ Simple Approach to Holiness, by Fr. Thomas Dailey

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