Monthly Archives: February 2018

ON HEARING MASS DURING LENT ~ Dom Prosper Gueranger

ON HEARING MASS DURING THE SEASON OF LENT The Christian who enters into the spirit of the Church during this Season of Lent, will find an increase in his soul of that holy Fear of God, which the Psalmist tells us is the beginning of wisdom [Ps. cx. 10].  The remembrance of his sincs, the […]

Practice During Lent ~ Dom Prosper Gueranger

PRACTICE DURING LENT After having spent the three weeks of Septuagesima in meditating upon our spiritual infirmities, and upon the wounds caused in us by sin, – we should be ready to enter upon the penitential season, which the Church has now begun. We have now a clearer knowledge of the justice and holiness of […]

The Mystery of Lent – Dom Prosper Gueranger

THE MYSTERY OF LENT We may be sure, that a season, so sacred as this of Lent, is rich in mysteries. The Church has made it a time of recollection and penance, in preparation for the greatest of all her Feasts; she would, therefore, bring into it everything that could excite the faith of her […]

First Sunday of Lent – Dom Prosper Gueranger

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT This Sunday, the first of the six which come during Lent, is one of the most solemn throughout the year. It has the same privilege as Passion and Palm Sundays, – that is, it never gives place to any Feast, not even to that of the Patron, Titular Saint, or […]

The History of Lent ~ Dom Prosper Gueranger

 THE HISTORY OF LENT The Forty Days’ Fast, which we call Lent [In most languages the name given to this Fast expresses the number of the day, Forty. But our word Lent signifies the Spring-Fast; for Lenten-Tide, in the ancient English-Saxon language, was the season of Spring. Translator.], is the Church’s preparation for Easter, and was […]