Friday, February 28, 2014

A reminder for the upcoming Lenten season

I had the great joy of assisting at Holy Mass today and one of the readings out of the missal reminded me of an important Lenten practice that is often foregone.

Mass of the Holy Cross (Votive Mass)
Tract (as translated in Baronius Press 1962 Roman Missal)

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee: because by Thy Cross Thou hast redeemed the World. We Adore Thy Cross, O Lord, we commemorate Thy glorious Passion: have have mercy upon us, Thou who didst suffer for us. O blessed Cross, which alone wast worthy to bear the King of heaven and the Lord.
After this was said, immediately it struck me that the practice of Friday Stations of the Cross should play a greater role in my Lenten exorcises.  Perhaps you should take the time to partake in the Stations at your local Parish if possible.

I'm sure Fr. Z will take up this as well.  His recording of then Cardinal Ratzinger's stations from Easter 2005 are excellent.

So get to it!

+ JMJ +

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