Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday of the Third Week of Lent

Violet Simple The Station is in the Church of Saint Mark, which was built in the fourth century, in honor of the Evangelist, by the holy Pope Mark, whose relics are kept there. Collect Cordibus nostris, quæsumus, Domine, gratiam tuam benignus infunde: ut sicut ab escis carnalibus abstinemus, ita sensus quoque nostros a noxiis retrahamus […]


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Third Sunday of Lent

Violet Semidouble (Privilege of the First Class) The holy Church gave us, as the subject of our meditation for the First Sunday of Lent, the Temptation which our Lord Jesus Christ deigned to suffer in the Desert. Her object was to enlighten us how to conquer them. Today, she wishes to complete her instruction on […]


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Saturday of the Second Week of Lent

Violet Simple The Station is the Church of Saints Peter and Marcellinus, two celebrated Martyrs of Rome, under the persecution of Diocletian. Their names are inserted in the Canon of the Mass. Collect Da, quæsumus, Domine, nostris effectum jejuniis salutarem: ut castigatio carnis assumpta, ad nostrarum vegetationem transeat animarum. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. Grant, […]


Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday of the Second Week of Lent

Violet Simple The Station for today is in the Church of Saint Vitalis, Martyr, the father of the two illustrious Milanese Martyrs, Saints Gervasius and Protasius. Collect Da, quæsumus omnipotens Deus; ut sacro nos purificante jejunio, sinceris mentibus ad sancta ventura facias pervenire. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. Grant, O Almighty God, that being purified […]


Thursday, February 25, 2016

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 […]


Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

Violet Simple The Station for today is in the celebrated Basilica St. Mary’s across the Tiber. It was consecrated in the 3rd century under the pontificate of St. Callixtus, and was the first Church built in Rome in honor of our Blessed Lady. Collect Præsta nobis, quæsumus, Domine, auxilium gratiæ tuæ, ut jejuniis et orationibus […]


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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 […]


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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 […]


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, […]


Monday, February 22, 2016

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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