According to the Church, yesterday was the feast of Ss Cyril and Methodius.
According to my 1938 edition of “Garden of the Soul”, my 1962 edition of “The Manual of Christian Prayer” and the rest of the whole world, yesterday was the feast of St Valentine.
[A moderator writes: the following passage has been excised because it contains a number of short words of Anglo-Saxon origin that the author has been advised to speak with his confessor about]
In summary, I’m giving up on Bugnini-time; from now on I shall be using the pre-conciliar books for my private devotions (sorry Magnificat, I loved you well), at least then my feasting and fasting will match that of my fathers in faith, rather than be governed by the diktat of a megalomaniac who should never have been allowed anywhere near the liturgy of the Church.
I give thanks for Pope Benedict, who made licit the desire to worship as our fathers before us had worshipped.