Category Archives: Lent

What is Laetare Sunday?

Today is Laetare Sunday, also known as the fourth Sunday of Lent. Laetare Sunday is one of the most solemn days of the year. It takes it’s name from the first word of the entrance antiphon or introit: “Laetare Jerusalem: … Continue reading

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Fifth Word – I thirst (John 19:27)

During Our Lord’s Passion, He was twice offered a drink. This first was a mixture of wine and myrrh. This Our Lord refused because it was commonly given to condemned criminals to deaden pain. His Passion and Death would have … Continue reading

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Sixth Word – It is consummated. (John 19:30)

With these three words, the Savior of this world declared that His Mission to Redeem mankind had been completed. This mission of redemption had begun in a cave in Bethlehem and now it was completed as the King of this … Continue reading

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Seventh Word – And Jesus crying with a loud voice, said: Father, into Thy Hands I commend My Spirit. And saying this, He gave up the ghost. (Luke 23:46)

As He neared the end of His Passion, suffered for our sake, Jesus delivered His final words declaring that death had not power over Him. The Master and Creator of this world could never be subject to death, for He … Continue reading

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Repentance: the Forgotten Virtue

During the season of Lent, we are called to purge our souls of sin. The Church provides us with many prayers to help us accomplish this goal, including the Stations of the Cross. However, most of the modern versions of … Continue reading

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Fourth Word – My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46)

To ensure that He suffered every torment that normal man is prone to, Christ allowed Himself to experience despair. Up to this point, Jesus had suffered mainly physically. These torments had left His body racked with pain and agony. But … Continue reading

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Thrid Word – Woman, behold thy son…Behold thy mother. (John 19:26-7)

Sinful man, behold the sorrowful face of Our Blessed Mother. She, who through her acceptance of God’s will brought the Son of God into the world, now sees Him stretched between heaven and earth suffering unbearable torments for your sake. … Continue reading

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