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LENTCAzT 45 Good Friday

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Today is Good Friday of the Sacred Triduum.
Examine your consciences.

Have you made your good confession?
Today we hear something from the wonderful  CD of music for Lent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt14/0645Lent2014.mp3
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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – the transforming example

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people were freed from servile work so that they could attend the liturgies, once celebrated … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 5th Sunday of Lent: His love lives and works in and through us.

Traditionally this upcoming Sunday is called First Passion Sunday or First Sunday of the Passion.  “Passiontide” begins.
It is also known as Iudica Sunday, from the first word of the Introit of Mass (from Ps 42/41), and sometimes Repus (from repositus … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 28: Tuesday 4th Week of Lent – “GO!… COME!”

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Today is the Tuesday 4th Week of Lent.
Today, enjoy a taste of joy in anticipation of Easter and then examine your consciences and then…

GO TO CONFESSION!
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WDTPRS Laetare 4th Sunday of Lent (2002MR): “with prompt devotion and eager faith”

The nickname Laetare originated from the first word of the Introit chant for the today’s Mass, “Rejoice!”
On Laetare Sunday there is a slight relaxation of Lent’s penitential spirit, because today we have a glimpse of the joy that is coming … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Annunciation – Lady Day

This is the eve of Feast of the Incarnation.
On 25 March we celebrate that moment when our Lord elevated our humanity by taking our human nature into an indestructible bond with His Divinity.
In the Incarnation God opened for us the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Lent (2001MR): “Sticking to a plan even though it is hard”

We can become weary in the midst of our Lenten discipline and the enemy is tirelessly working for our defeat.
In the Ordinary Form Collect for the 3rd Sunday of Lent we beg God to pick us up, and help us … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 2nd Sunday of Lent – our “spiritual view” must be purified lest God be offended

Here is the Collect of the 2nd Sunday of Lent, a new composition for the Novus Ordo based on a precedent in the Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum:
Deus, qui nobis dilectum Filium tuum audire praecepisti, verbo tuo interius nos pascere digneris, ut, spiritali purificato … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Wednesday 1st Week of Lent: getting tenderized

Today’s Collect was in the pre-Conciliar Missale for Thursday (not Wednesday) of the 1st Week of Lent, but slightly different.  In the Novus Ordo it is somewhat softened.  Are you getting used to that now?
Devotionem populi tui, quaesumus, Domine, benignus intende, ut, qui per abstinentiam temperantur in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Monday in the 1st Week of Lent (NO)

There are curiosities in this prayer, even controversial things.
COLLECT
Converte nos, Deus, salutaris noster,
et, ut nobis opus quadragesimale proficiat,
mentes nostras caelestibus instrue disciplinis.

Today’s prayer comes from the Gelasian Sacramentary in the section for prayers from the 10th month, a time when … Continue reading

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