… a penitential season, greeted with a firm determination to engage in penitential practices,. which we believe is something which is good for our soul and which makes us more able to immerse ourselves more fully in the joys of Easter.
The beautiful Lenten Propers help us to keep joyfully purposeful as we are in the task mortifying ourselves for the sake of self-purification, for atonement for our personal sins and for those of the world
Her is a hymn from the Lenten liturgy- chanted at ad Matutinum
Onward, Christian soldiers!
…. the Feast of Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lourdes.
May She , by the grace of God be present in our hearts too, to be praised and implored for for help!
May She guide us to make the Season of Septuagesima (started on Febrrary 8th – see more about it under the tab “Breviary notes” ) spiritually fruitful!
… we are reflecting on the journey of the three Magi of the East, as led by the light of the star they journeyed toward seeing the light -giving King of the world, to lay their gifts at His feet.
See the notes on Epiphany in the tab of “Breviary notes” and look at the two hymns for the Season under the tab of “Devotions”!
… and we are getting ready to prepare our homes for the Christmas festivities, let us also prepare our hearts for the arrival of the Christ child by getting rid of the cobwebs of old attachments, sweeping away the debris of old sins by going to confession, lighting the fires of charity and practice singing by the practice of virtues so that when the day of Christmas arrives, our song will be pleasing to God.
Please pray for Sister Catherine OSB in the Mary Queen of Angels Convent at Clear Creek OK who is seriously ill with cancer.
Please join me in praying the novena to Saint Catherine Drexel!
for the spiritual and temporal health of this Sister, so good and so very devotedly faithful to her religious vocation!
May God bless you for your prayers!