A friend sent an email with a reminder about Ember Days. These days were penitential in spirit. They were also traditional times for ordinations. The short mnemonic “Lenty, Penty, Crucy, Lucy” can help you remember when they fall.
Today in the traditional Roman calendar is Feria Sexta Quattuor Temporum Septembris (II. classis), Ember Friday of September.
From my friend’s email:
Ember Days (from Latin Quatuor Tempora, four times) are the days at the beginning of the seasons ordered by the Church as days of prayer, fast, abstinence, mortification, and almsgiving. Although these days were definitely arranged and prescribed for the entire Church by Pope Gregory