A calendar attentive to popular piety
11. A liturgical calendar, because of its nature, does not contain references
to pious exercises. The "Calendar of the Holy Year 2000" however, does
just that. This is necessary because many of the exercises of the "Jubilee
Year" - processions, penitential celebrations, Eucharistic adoration, the
Way of the Cross - all have a popular basis.
Thus the Calendar indicates that on the Fridays of Lent and other days when
the mystery of the passion of Christ is recalled, the Way of the Cross should
be celebrated; on other feasts and memorials of the Mother of the Lord, recitation
of the Rosary is recommended.
It is to be hoped that the penitential celebration of the year 2000, over and
above personal conversion, will also have as its object the seeking of forgiveness
for attitudes and behaviours which need to be converted (cf. TMA nn. 33-36).