Rome, 24 September 2019
Today, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has handed over to the Order the approval of the new Proper Calendar, which was signed on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
As you can see, there are some modifications respect to the Proper Calendar until now in
force. Some memories, which before were obligatory, are now optional. Others have been changed places to avoid coincidences. We can said the Congregation promotes “local memories”, all of the Blessed are celebrated in their own area.
The Order presented a draft, respecting the Calendar in use in the Order, extending some
memories. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments did not consider opportune to approve the proposals made and decided to “lighten” the Calendar.
We can always celebrate with joy and happiness all our saints, and to follow them, in order to imitate more the Lord Jesus our only good.
In communion of prayers,
Jean Joseph Bergara
Procurator General OCD