Station Sunday Lent IV: Statio ad St Crucem in Jerusalem

Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds justly deserve to be punished, by the comfort of Thy grace may mercifully be relieved. Through Our Lord… The Station at Rome is in the basilica of Holy Cross in Jerusalem, one of the seven principal churches of the holy city….

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Saturday Lent III

Saturday Lent III: Missa “Verba mea áuribus” The Station is at the Church of St. Susanna, a Roman virgin who was martyred under the Emperor Diocletian. This sanctuary was one of the twenty-five parish churches of Rome in the fifth century. The analogy between the circumstances of the martyrdom of St. Susanna (11th August) and the…

Today’s Saint(s): The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste

Today is the feast day of The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste. Orate pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 In the time of Constantine the Great, the city of Sebaste was witness of a magnificent spectacle of Christian heroism, in the forty soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the Faith of Christ. Licinius, to…