Sunday, 27 January 2013


One of the beauties of the Extraordinary form of the calendar is the 'pre-Lent' season of three Sundays, which take on a more solemn tone, and allow us time to reflect and plan for our Lenten penance. At Mass, the vestments are violet, and more joyful prayers, such as the Gloria, are omitted.
This is a time to take stock, to reflect on the state one's soul, and to make a plan of action to use Lent to root out those parts of our lives that are still in the darkness of sin.

1 comment:

  1. What a marvellous, enlightened, futuristic, idea it was to get rid of Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinguagesima.

    Perhaps somebody can explain why this wonderful vision of the future Liturgy was so enacted ?


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