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Mid-Lent Thursday

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2011 @ 10:49 am in Lent, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Mid-Lent Thursday

Just a quick note. Today is mid-Lent Thursday. It is the 20th day of fasting. Although we put off the celebration of mid-Lent until this Sunday (Latarae) it would not have been unusual in former times for people to do something special today. Although the rules of the fast were still to be observed, they […]

Lent with Dom Gueranger

Posted: Saturday, March 26th, 2011 @ 8:49 pm in Gueranger, Lent, Liturgical Calendar | 1 Comment »

Dom Gueranger’s reflection on the readings from Thursday’s Mass provides some much needed motivation to examine our Lenten practices so far.  We are already two and a half weeks into Lent, so it is a good time assess how our spiritual combat is progressing, and make improvements if necessary.  The readings for that day’s Mass […]

Preparing for Lent

Posted: Monday, March 7th, 2011 @ 10:25 pm in Lent | Comments Off on Preparing for Lent

I missed my goal for last month, but   at least I am getting one out  early this month.  Septuagisimatide is almost over  and Lent is nearly upon us.  In past years I have not really focused on spiritual reading during Lent.  But St. Benedict says that each monk should pick one book out from […]