Officially, the Season starts with Ash Wednesday. We receive the ashes and begin fasting and making sacrifices, but it is only on the first Sunday of Lent, that we experience the full flavour of this holy Season, for it is only then that the Church is using the Lenten Propers, full of beauty and of useful exhortations.
Flectámus iram vindicem,
Plorémus ante Iudicem,
Clamémus ore supplici,
Dicámus omnes cernui:
Nostris malis offendimus
Tuam, Deus, cleméntiam:
Effúnde nobis désuper,
In prayer together let us fall,
And cry for mercy, one and all,
And weep before the Judge’s feet,
And his avenging wrath entreat.
Thy grace have we offended sore,
By sins, O God, which we deplore;
But pour upon us from on high,
O pardoning One, Thy clemency.
See the Breviary notes page for particulars of the Lenten rubrics
On the Devotions page you will find the text of the 3 hymns of Lent in the Divine Office!
May God grant you a grace-filled Lent!
May this Season be our Epiphany too, may God clearly shows us how to accomplish what He wishes for us to do AMDG made the gates of Heaven opened so that we may enter the heaven with all is splendour.
In the meanwhile, here on this earth, the Holy Liturgy is celebrated with full splendour-Holy Masses and the Divine Office recited by priests and religious either solo, or in choir.
By the grace of God, this year the Brigittini Servitores recited and chanted the Divine Office with previously unexperienced splendour, with the 3 members of the community winging their songs of praise Heavenward.
Here are the pictures showing the newest Sister receiving her veil on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Breviary notes page has been brought up to date.
On the Feastday of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
let us ask for the graces to approach with confidence our queen with the crown of twelve stars in confidence in all our need, both spiritual and temporal
During the Season of Advent may we have the graces to allow excessive concern secular preoccupations shrouded in the shadowy mist of Advent , so as to keep our focus on preparing for the arrival of the Christ child on Christmas!
Rejoice with us, thanking God that there are ow three person, instead of one. in the community of the Brigittine Servitores! There will be more news about this later.
the Brigittines chant with special gusto the hymn “Ave Maris Stella (Hail, Star of the Sea) sung daily before ad Vesperas, with the: modification of repeating the phrase marked in bold: in the verse reproduced below
Yes, Our Lady, Show thyself a mother ,succouring us, those who are dear for us and those most need of thy aid.
Monstra te esse matrem,
Sumat per te preces,
Qui pro nobis natus,
Tulit esse tuus.
(Show thyself a mother
Let Him accept our prayers through thee ;
He who was born to us,
has accepted to be thy child)
Happy Feastday, everyone!
Between the 1st Sunday of Advent and Trinity Sunday, Trinity Sunday there were 9 different liturgical season, each of which had its own theme, graces with a seasonal flavour own propers for seasonal feasts and ferial days , with different texts, different melodies for the chant.
Enriched by all this, we are looking at 26 weeks, where although the lessons and Hoy gospels and prayers vary, there is a certain uniformity of ferial propers. This, too, can provide certain challenges, inviting us to look for different meanings and messages within identical texts. The main thing is to go on praying.
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… and during its Octave let us see in the light of graces received not oly what we should ask for ourselves and for others , but what we should give thanks for !
Turn to the “Brigittine prayers” page to see how during the Octave we embrace it all in song – the Holy Ghost, and Our Lady, leaving all this a side on Friday when we ae at the foot of the cross.
for receiving the graces of Pentecost by making use of traditional practices, i.e.
Praying the Litany of all Saints daily during the three days before Ascension Thursday.
This can be found in the traditional missals
Praying the Novena to the Holy Ghost (Starting date: Friday after Ascension Thursday, concluding date: Vigil of Pentecost
This novena is displayed int he Devotions page of this WEB site.
For an illustrated version see:
For Hungarian -English version see (a magyar -angol verziót itt nézze meg):