Stational Churches in Lent: A pilgrimage

Historically, on particular days the faithful of Rome would gather (or collect together) with the pope at a designated church called the ecclesia collecta. After the recitation of a prayer there, the assembly proceeded to another church referred to as the stational church. In procession, they chanted the Litany of the Saints. At the stational…

Ashes on Ash Wednesday at Churchill Square

Msgr Jerome Lloyd OSJV will be available to impose ashes on those who would like them at Churchill Square, opposite W H Smiths and the Prince of Wales public house between 2-3pm today. If anyone would like to assist in sharing “the reason for the season” with passers by and distribute prayer cards containing the…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Ash Wednesday

ASH WEDNESDAY: Missa “Misereris omnium” Ash Wednesday is from a liturgical point of view one of the most important days of the year. In the first place this day opens the liturgical season of Lent, which formerly began with the First Sunday and comprised only thirty-six days. The addition of Wednesday and the three following days…