Carissimi: Today’s Mass

Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent This was a special liturgy in the early church. On this day the first of the Scrutinies was celebrated. We can see why the instruction is about fidelity to God’s Law. On this day when the community prayed so earnestly for those about to be baptized, we can…

Wednesday Lent III: Statio ad St Xystum

O Lord, may our fasting and our avoidance of sin win for us Your readier forgiveness. Through Our Lord . . . The Station, at Rome, is in the church of St. Sisto Vecchio. It was built in the 4th century, and was one of the first parish churches in Rome and was known as…