Sunday, 7 April 2013

Quasimodo Sunday

Today is Low Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter, sometimes referred to as Quasimodo Sunday from the custom of referring to Proper Masses (and by extension the days on which they are celebrated) by the opening words of the Introit.

Introit 'Quasi Modo for Low Sunday

For those who don't know Victor Hugo's 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' was so named because he was found abandoned on the Cathedral steps on Low Sunday.

Perhaps being reminded of the novel is no bad thing, given its main themes of our inhumanity towards those who are 'different' - the disabled, the dispossessed, the mentally ill... - and the value of small mercies and genuine charity.

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