Category Archives: LENT

WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Lent (1962MR): “When the hand of the priest is extended over you, you are sheltered from the attacks of hell.”

In ancient Rome on this 3rd Sunday, catechumens who desired to enter Holy Church and be baptized at Easter would be lead in a great procession to the Basilica of St. Lawrence “outside-the-walls” where they had been on Septuagesima Sunday.  … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 2nd Sunday of Lent – our new spiritual view

Here is the Collect of the 2nd Sunday of Lent, a new composition for the Novus Ordo based on a precedent in the Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum.:
Deus, qui nobis dilectum Filium tuum audire praecepisti,
verbo tuo interius nos pascere digneris,
ut, spiritali purificato … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Removal of Crucifixes from church during Lent. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader:
At my parish, we have a tradition of taking down and stowing away the San Damiano Cross replica that hangs from the ceiling over our sanctuary. This year, I discovered the plenary indulgence for praying before a crucifix … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Good Friday: cruor… streaming gore

Cruor has a precise meaning: “Blood (which flows from a wound), a stream of blood (more restricted in meaning than sanguis, which designates both that circulating in bodies and that shed by wounding).

ORATIO:
Reminiscere miserationum tuarum, Domine,
et famulos tuos aeterna protectione … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Holy “Maundy” Thursday in the Triduum

The term “Maunday” or “Maundy” Thursday refers to Christ’s mandate (mandatum) in John 13:34 to His apostles in the service of the Church. It is also called sometimes “Shere” Thursday, perhaps from “shere” indicating “tolerance” and “remedy”, in the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Spy Wednesday in Holy Week

The term “Spy” Wednesday is probably an allusion to Christ’s betrayal by Judas.

COLLECT
Deus, qui pro nobis Filium tuum
crucis patibulum subire voluisti,
ut inimici a nobis expelleres potestatem,
concede nobis famulis tuis,
ut resurrectionis gratiam consequamur.
This prayer was the Collect for this same day … Continue reading

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AP Story on the Roman Station Churches

Speaking of my LENTCAzTs, which always spend a moment looking at the Roman Station church for the day….
Once upon a time I would be the celebrant for Lenten Station Masses in Rome for a confraternity dedicated to the Roman Martyrs, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Tuesday in Holy Week: strengthening our grasp on Christ, His grasp on us

[A special note for priests alone at the end.  Nobody else look! o{];¬) ]
COLLECT (2002MR):
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
da nobis ita dominicae passionis sacramenta peragere,
ut indulgentiam percipere mereamur.

This prayer was in the 1962MR on Tuesday of Holy Week.  It was in the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Palm Sunday: an example so perfect that it has the power to transform us

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people were freed from servile work so that they could attend the liturgies, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Saturday in the 5th Week of Lent

COLLECT (2002MR)
Deus, qui omnes in Christo renatos
genus electum et regale sacerdotium fecisti,
da nobis et velle et posse quod praecipis,
ut populo ad aeternitatem vocato
una sit fides cordium et pietas actionum.

In the Tridentinum there is a prayer from Holy Saturday after the … Continue reading

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