While I am keeping this newsletter as a way of occasionally sharing fascinating things with you all, I am thrilled to introduce you to Rhythms of Habit, a newsletter about approaching the Church Calendar as an apprenticeship in Holiness.
In addition to (hopefully) being a helpful and informative newsletter, this project is also a means of finalizing the draft of my next book, called Rhythms of Habit: The Church Calendar as an Apprenticeship in Holiness.
If you are already sold, head on over to Substack to join as a free or paid subscriber. If you need to hear more, read on!
As we live out the Christian Year together, three types of posts will be published:
If you are new here or new to the Church Calendar, you may want to explore the free introductory posts. Think of these as the introductory foundation of the newsletter.
More of these Introductory posts, along with many About the Church Calendar posts will be sent throughout the year to subscribers.
But here is the real core of the newsletter: Holy Day and Holy Season reflections.
As we progress through the Church Calendar year after year, reflections on major and minor Holy Days will be shared. Yes, you will learn more about the calendar itself. But more importantly you will be given daily or seasonal practices and habits to adopt, in hopes that these habits will help you grow in Christ. You can find a free preview of these sort of reflections here: Feast of St. Joseph.
Free subscribers have access to some of these posts throughout the Church Year. If you like what you are reading, consider becoming a paid subscriber to make sure you receive all new reflections as they are published, and gain access to reading all old reflections, too.
The first Holy Day reflection will be on September 14th, when we celebrate Holy Cross Day. Subscribe by then to make sure you don’t miss a post!