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…

A pastoral letter for Lent: “super omnia caritas”

Fr Jerome in his capacity as Metropolitan for the Province of Europe has issued a pastoral letter “Above all charity” to all the faithful about great and holy Lent. You can read it here, or download a PDF by clicking SUPER OMNIA CARITAS SUPER OMNIA CARITAS Carissime in Christo “Above all charity[1]” summarises the apostolic…

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…