Celebrating dates and special occasions
Many of us live multiple calendars at once: annual, academic, work, sport, social, personal, cultural or religious. This collection of rhythms can be mind-boggling, but it can also remind us of how our biological realities are amplified or challenged by other systems. We don’t just accumulate days; we connect ourselves with lives and histories outside our own, and these various calendars remind us that we are not just the ticked-off passage of sunrise to sunsets. Our cyclic travelling through time connects us to spiritual and cosmic realities. Our Catholic rites, poetry, prayers and language remind us of this annually.