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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 – Prayer over the people (2002MR)

Historically, this was the Sunday in the ancient Church when, in Rome, catechumens underwent examinations.  They would come in their penitential garments in a procession across the City to be "grilled" as it were near the tomb of this famous … Continue reading

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