That ‘Beautiful Order’ of Ordinary Time

By Sister Janet McCann, ASC

A few years back, I was teaching a 6th-grade religion class at an inner-city Catholic school with students from a variety of faith traditions. The topic was the liturgical year, and in particular, the colors associated with each season of the liturgical calendar.

During our discussion, Franklin, one of the students said, “Sister Janet, since this is a Catholic school, I think our uniforms should reflect the liturgical seasons.”As he pointed to his green shirt, he continued, “Right now, we are in Advent, but we are wearing Ordinary Time.”