Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

Violet Simple The Station is in the Basilica of Saint Cecily. This Church, one of the most venerable in Rome, was the house of the illustrious Virgin and Martyr whose name it bears. The body of St. Cecily is under the high altar together with those of Saints Valerian, Tiburtius, Maximus, and of the holy […]

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

Violet Simple The Station is in the Church of St. Balbina. This holy virgin of Rome was the daughter of the Tribune Quirinus, and suffered martyrdom during the pontificate of Alexander the First, in the second century. She consecrated her virginity to God, and led a life rich in good works. Collect Perfice, quæsumus, Domine, […]

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday of the Second Week of Lent

Violet Simple The Station is in the Church of Saint Clement, Pope and Martyr. In this, more than in any other Church of the City of Rome, there has been preserved the ancient arrangement of the early Christian Basilicas. Under its altar there reposes the body of its holy Patron, together with the Relics of […]

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Saint Matthias, Apostle

Red Double of the Second Class An Apostle of Jesus Christ, St. Matthias is one of the Blessed choir which the Church would have us honor during the Season of Lent. Matthias was one of the first to follow our Savior, and he was an eyewitness of all his divine actions up to the very […]

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Second Sunday of Lent

Violet Semidouble (Privilege of the First Class) The subject offered to our consideration on this Second Sunday is one of the utmost importance for the holy Season. The Church applies to us the lesson which our Savior gave to three of his Apostles. Let us endeavor to be more attentive to it than they were. […]

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Saturday in Lenten Ember Week

Violet Simple The Station is in the Basilica of Saint Peter, on the Vatican, where the people were wont to assemble, towards evening, that they might be present at the Ordination of the Priests and Sacred Ministers. This day was called Twelve-Lesson-Saturday, because formerly, twelve passages from the Holy Scriptures used to be read, as […]

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Saint Peter Damian, Cardinal and Doctor of the Church

White Double It is the Feast of the austere reformer of the 11th century, Peter Damian, the precursor of the holy Pontiff Gregory the Seventh, that we are called upon to celebrate today. To him is due a share of that glorious regeneration which was effected at that troubled period when judgment had to begin […]

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Friday in Lenten Ember Week

Violet Simple The Station is in the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles; it is one of the grandest of the Churches of Rome, and is enriched by the Bodies of the two Apostles, St. Philip and St. James the Less. Collect Esto, Domine, propitius plebi tuæ: et quam tibi facis esse devotam, benigno refove miseratus […]

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch

White Greater Double We are called upon, a second time, to honor St. Peter’s Chair: first, it was his Pontificate in Rome; today it is his Episcopate at Antioch. The seven years spent by the Prince of the Apostles in the second of these cities were the grandest glory she ever had; and they are […]

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Thursday of the First Week of Lent

Violet Simple Today’s Station is in the Church of St. Laurence, in Paneperna, one of those which the piety of the Faithful of Rome has built in honor of this the most celebrated of the Martyrs of the Holy City. Collect Devotionem populi tui, quæsumus, Domine, benignus intende, ut uqui per abstinentiam macerantur in corpore, […]

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