Friday, September 14, 2012

Orbis Volvitur

Crux stat dum orbis volvitur
The Cross stands still the Earth revolves
In monastic life a great deal revolved around the Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Monastic Lent began, the Dominicans, the Black Friars put on their black mantles which they had removed on Easter day and elsewhere the winter timetable for the times of the Office began. In a previous age University and Seminary terms began, in some places it marked the end of the pilgrimage season.

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