Daily Archives: 11 April 2009

A seminarian writes about Good Friday hijinx

From a seminarian reader (edited): Dear Fr. Z, I’m a seminarian studying for ____.  We all go home for Holy Week and last night I went to my home parish for Good Friday.  … [E]very year I’ve gone there they … Continue reading

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The EXSULTET is one of the most spectacular moments of all the Church’s liturgical life. When it is sung well in Latin the Church is in her glory! I have fond memories of singing the Exsultet. The first time, I … Continue reading

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Your Easter Customs

In most cultures and families there are wonderful Easter customs. They could be communal as bring food in baskets to church to be blessed by the priest. They could be as simple and intimate as preparing a special meal in … Continue reading

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Pruned, dying, and finally dead upon the threshold of the tomb

All during Lent we were being stripped down and put to a slow death.   I speak liturgically, of course.   But as Catholics our spiritual lives ought to reflect our liturgical lives and Holy Church’s liturgical seasons.  We were liturgically eviscerated … Continue reading

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Monastery of San Benedetto in Norcia – mp3s and photos

I received this from the Monastery of St. Benedict in Norcia, Italy… the birthplace of St. Benedict. Salve! [F]rom the Benedictine Monastery of San Benedetto in Norcia. Thanks to some generous donations from our patrons, we’ve wired up our Tenebrae … Continue reading

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