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LENTCAzT 2018 07 – Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent: subtle temptation

Today is Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is Sant’Anastasia. 
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LENTCAzT 2018 06 – Monday in the 1st Week of Lent: “I warned you!”

Today is Monday in the 1st Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is San Pietro in vincoli. 
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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for this 1st Sunday of Lent?
Let us know.
Mine…
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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (N.O.): The Lenten “Sacrament”

The Roman Station for the 1st Sunday of Lent is St. John Lateran.
COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR):
Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur.
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LENTCAzT 2018 05 – 1st Sunday of Lent: Anger and Reason

Today is the 1st Sunday of Lent.   The Roman Station is St John Lateran. 
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LENTCAzT 2018 04 – Ash Saturday: Getting ready for… it.

Today is Saturday after Ash Wednesday.  Lent is barely underway.  The Roman Station is S Agostino ad Tryphonem. 
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LENTCAzT 2018 03 – Ash Friday: Grant me a little more time

Today is Friday after Ash Wednesday.  Lent is barely underway.  The Roman Station is Ss. Giovanni e Paolo al Celio. 
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LENTCAzT 2018 02 – Ash Thursday: What you are I was, what I am you shall be.

Today is Thursday after Ash Wednesday.  Lent is barely underway.  The Roman Station is San Giorgio in Velabro. 
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Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You – with notes on alligator, endothermic moonfish, and muskrat

According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday.
Here are some details. I am sure you know them already, but they are good to … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 01: Ash Wednesday – Unto dust thou shalt return.

Each day during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute podcasts to give you small boost, encouragement in your own use of this holy season.
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LENTCAzT 2018 00: Shrove Tuesday – Get out your armor, pilgrim’s shoes and cloaks

And so we begin again a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.
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Excellent Letter for Lent from Archbp. Chaput of @ArchPhilly – Fr. Z rants, gives 3 points of advice about sin.

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has issued a great letter on the threshold of Lent.
 
As I read it, the Archbishop’s reference to the history of the Church in German with the Nazi state and the 1933 , could be not … Continue reading

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Quinquagesima Sunday – Prepare for the fight of your life!

In our traditional Roman calendar, Sunday is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.  This is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us for the discipline of Lent.
The priest’s vestments are purple. No Gloria.  No Alleluia. The prayers and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Lent (1962MR): “When the priest’s hand extends 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 – 3rd Sunday of Lent (2002MR): “Do you wish your prayer to fly toward God?”

Roman Station: St. Lawrence outside the walls
An examination of our conscience is a humbling experience.  When we look to see who really are inside, we can have different reactions.  Sometimes we find things which frighten and discourage us.  If we … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Only the Sorrowful Mysteries during Lent?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Someone told me that during the Lenten season, every day one would pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. True?
The wonderful, indulgence-laden prayer of the Most Holy Rosary is prayed in different ways in different places. There are … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday of Lent: purify your “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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How you would have observed Lent in 1873

Today is Ember Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent.  It is a day of even deeper penance.
For those of you who may think that Lent is a pretty tough time to be a Catholic, giving up chocolate and all … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation for this 1st Sunday of Lent? Let us know!
For my part… well… here it is.   Since I am in LENTCAzT mode, I include … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Removing Holy Water during Lent

From a reader…
I am currently serving at a parish as a transitional deacon. On Thursday I noticed along with the parishioners that the Holy Water was removed from the entrance of the church. They were looking all around for it … Continue reading

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