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…

Station Ash Wednesday: Statio ad St Sabinam

Grant, O Lord, that Your faithful people may, with true piety, undertake the time-honored custom of fasting and may carry it out with unwavering devotion. through Our Lord… There is a centuries-old Roman tradition of celebrating Mass at what are known as Lenten station or stational churches. The practice of station churches had its origins…