Tag Archives: Lent

Stations of the Cross

First Station Jesus is Condemned to Death V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee. R. Because by Thy holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world. The judge who committed the most monstrous professional crime in all history … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, April 3 Fifth Sunday of Lent Roman Ordinary calendar St. Richard Book of Isaiah 43,16-21. Thus says the LORD, who opens a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters, Who leads out chariots and horsemen, a powerful army, Till … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, March 6 First Sunday of Lent Roman Ordinary calendar St. Colette Book of Deuteronomy 26,4-10. Moses spoke to the people saying: “The priest shall then receive the basket from you and shall set it in front of the altar of the LORD, … Continue reading

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‘Have we learnt nothing of the horrors of the past?’ Abp. Viganò reflects on Easter 2021 in light of coronavirus tyranny

SI INIQUITATES OBSERVAVERIS, DOMINE:DOMINE, QUIS SUSTINEBIT?Ps 129:3 Catholic Family News is pleased to publish the following meditation in preparation for Easter written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò at CFN’s request. In this new text, His Excellency reflects on the past year … Continue reading

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Sister Lucia’s assessment of her character defects is one we can all use

It’s always refreshing to know that the saints or saintly people had a human side. Some, like St. Louis de Montfort and St. Damien of Molokai, both had angry temperaments that they had to conquer. Sister Lucia was known for … Continue reading

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Mass of the Most Holy Shroud of Our Lord, and Preparation for Holy Communion

Friday 5th March, 2021 In the older Roman Missal in the section of Missae pro Aliquibus Locis, there are texts of a Mass of the Holy Shroud of Our Lord, to be said on the Friday after the second Sunday of … Continue reading

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Ember Days of Lent

We are one day late in publishing this post on the Ember Days of Lent. This year these days are: Wednesday 24th February, Friday 26th February, and Saturday 27th February. The Church calls for Ember Days four times a year. … Continue reading

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A Little Lenten Reminder

(from THE REMNANT) No matter what happens in Rome, with our most unfortunate Pope. No matter what the gods of the so-called New World Order have in store for us. Christ crucified is all that really matters for the forty days of … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Lent

“On Ash Wednesday, the Church calls Lent a Christian warfare.” We may be sure that a season so sacred as this of Lent is rich in mysteries. The Church has made it a time of recollection and penance, in preparation … Continue reading

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Pre-Lent Preparation: Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima

The Septuagesima season always begins with the ninth week before Easter and includes three Sundays called respectively Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima. These names which were borrowed from the numeral system of the time, denote a series of decades working back … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Cross: Bringing Faith, Hope and Love to a Hurting World

From the National Catholic Register: It’s often said that with God, there are no mere coincidences. So the overlap of the explosion of the global COVID-19 pandemic with this year’s Holy Week celebrations should give cause for Catholics to engage … Continue reading

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++Vigano, St Charles Borromeo, Hilarion, and the Coronavirus

“Grant to us, O Lord, we pray to you, the effect of the devoted supplication, and which has become propitious for us, remove the plague and famine: so that the hearts of mortals know that these scourges burst with your … Continue reading

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The Holy Face of Jesus

Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent, the period of forty days of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. It is a time of embracing our crosses with renewed fervour in a spirit of self denial and repentance. Our fasting from … Continue reading

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Think Lent is Tough? Take a Look at Medieval Lenten Practices

by Angelus Press * Today’s Latin Catholics would be well-served to review the norms of early Christians as they prepared for Easter. The Lenten fast for Latin Catholics living in the years of the third millennium of Christianity often means … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 5

  And from Thy cross embrace me with arms outstretched to save.  (From the translation by Monsignor R.A. Knox of words attributed to St Bernard) The Epistle of the Mass of Passion Sunday, 5th Sunday of Lent, in the 1962 … Continue reading

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