PRAYER FOR THIS EVENING (FRIDAY, MARCH 26)

Prayer for the Evening Let us sing to the Lord for his goodness to us! Glory to the Father…. Amen.   Hymn   What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul? What wondrous love is this, O my soul? What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss To bear… Continue reading PRAYER FOR THIS EVENING (FRIDAY, MARCH 26)

PRAYER FOR THIS MORNING (FRIDAY, MARCH 26)

Prayer for the Morning   He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. Come, let us adore.   Glory to the Father…. Amen. Hymn   Throned upon the awe-full tree, King of love, your grief we see. Darkness veils your anguished face; None its lines of woe can trace, None can tell… Continue reading PRAYER FOR THIS MORNING (FRIDAY, MARCH 26)

PRAYER FOR THIS EVENING (THURSDAY, MARCH 25)

Prayer for the Evening We have seen his glory: come, let us worship before him.   Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.   Hymn   Dawn-star of the world’s redemption Lo! we hail thee… Continue reading PRAYER FOR THIS EVENING (THURSDAY, MARCH 25)

A Marian alternative to the Stations of the Cross

According to an ancient tradition, the Blessed Virgin Mary visited the sites of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection on a daily basis after his ascension into Heaven. According to an ancient tradition, the Blessed Virgin Mary visited the sites of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection on a daily basis after his ascension into Heaven. Many other traditions also… Continue reading A Marian alternative to the Stations of the Cross

PRAYER FOR THIS EVENING (WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24)

Prayer for the Evening   Vigil of the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord   The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, and she conceived by the Holy Spirit: come, let us give thanks and praise!   Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was… Continue reading PRAYER FOR THIS EVENING (WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24)

How the “Seven Falls of Christ” devotion helped develop the Stations of the Cross

Before there were 14 stations, there were the “Seven Falls of Christ.”   Many Catholics are familiar with the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross that are displayed in almost every modern Catholic Church. Following the Way of the Cross by praying at each of these stations is a devotional practice that has been spread… Continue reading How the “Seven Falls of Christ” devotion helped develop the Stations of the Cross

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Why do Catholics cover crucifixes and statues during Holy Week?

Veils over sacred images keep our minds on the promise of Easter.   It seems strange that during the most sacred time of year Catholics cover everything that is beautiful in their churches, even the crucifix. Shouldn’t we be looking at the painful scene at Calvary while we listen to the Passion narrative on Palm Sunday? Veiling… Continue reading Why do Catholics cover crucifixes and statues during Holy Week?

PRAYER FOR THIS MORNING (WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24)

Prayer for the Morning   God will guard us from all harm: let us give thanks and praise.   Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.   Hymn   God is my strong salvation, What… Continue reading PRAYER FOR THIS MORNING (WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24)

Saint of the Day: St. Oscar Romero (WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24)

Bishop and Martyr (1917-1980)   + Born in El Salvador in 1917, Oscar Romero was a carpenter’s apprentice during his youth before entering seminary and worked in a gold mine to help support his family. He was ordained a priest in Rome in 1942. + Romero spent several years serving as a parish priest and… Continue reading Saint of the Day: St. Oscar Romero (WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24)

PRAYER FOR THIS MORNING (TUESDAY, MARCH 23)

Prayer for the Morning   The Lord listens to our prayer: let us approach the throne of grace.   Glory to the Father…. Amen.   Hymn   O Cross of Christ, immortal tree On which our Savior died, The world is sheltered by your arms That bore the Crucified.   From bitter death and barren… Continue reading PRAYER FOR THIS MORNING (TUESDAY, MARCH 23)

PRAYER FOR THIS MORNING (MONDAY, MARCH 22)

Prayer for the Morning   God is our rock of refuge: let us give thanks and praise. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.   Hymn   This hymn can be sung to the tune… Continue reading PRAYER FOR THIS MORNING (MONDAY, MARCH 22)

PRAYER FOR THIS EVENING (SATURDAY, MARCH 20)

Prayer for the Evening   Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Lent   God hears the prayer of the poor: come, let us pray!   Glory to the Father…. Amen.   Hymn   Before the fruit is ripened by the sun, Before the petals or the leaves uncoil, Before the first fine silken root is… Continue reading PRAYER FOR THIS EVENING (SATURDAY, MARCH 20)