LENTCAzT 2019 – 01 Ash Wednesday: Emendemus in melius


We begin now 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.

I provide these especially in gratitude to benefactors who help me and this blog.

Today is Ash Wednesday, our Lenten discipline begins.   GO TO CONFESSION!



REMINDER:  At 6:30 PM CST, Ash Wednesday, we will have Mass at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff WI.  A live video stream should be available.


Emendémus in mélius, quæ ignoránter peccávimus: ne, subito præoccupáti die mortis, quærámus spátium pæniténtiæ, et inveníre non póssimus. Atténde, Dómine, et miserére: quia peccávimus tibi,
Adiuva nos, Deus, salutáris noster: et propter honórem nóminis tui, Dómine, líbera nos. Atténde, Dómine,
V. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto. Atténde, Dómine.
Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in púlverem revertéris.

Let us amend for the better in those things in which we have sinned through ignorance: lest suddenly overtaken by the day of death, we seek space for penance, and are not able to find it. Hear O Lord, and have mercy: for we have sinned against thee.
Help us, O God, our saviour: and for the glory of thy name, O Lord, deliver us: and forgive us our sins for thy name’s sake: O Lord deliver us. Listen, O Lord.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost. Listen, O Lord.
Remember, man, that you are dust and into dust you shall return.

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4 Responses to LENTCAzT 2019 – 01 Ash Wednesday: Emendemus in melius

  1. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father, another gem of a Gesamtkunstwerk. Byrd’s Emendemus in Melius is heavenly, too.

  2. fishonthehill says:

    A blessed Lent.

  3. Gab says:

    Dear Fr Z, thank you for these podcasts!

    Also, I believe that plenary indulgence may be sought during Lent on any of the Fridays of Lent when one devoutly recites, after Communion, the prayer En ego, O bone et dulcissime Iesu before a crucifix.
    The usual conditions apply, of course.

    I hope I have stated this correctly, Father, if not, please amend the above. Thank you.

  4. Semper Gumby says:

    Thank you Fr. Z for these Lentcazts. A blessed Lent to all.