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History/Symbolism of Renaissance Art & Caravaggio Lecture Series by Ryan Grant

Ryan Grant of www.mediatrixpress.com gave two lectures on Catholic Art today at Our Lady of Mt Carmel parish in Littleton, CO.  I’ve included both lectures from the conference he did. He has a wide range of lecture topics that you can find here Also, Ryan’s blog has more write ups on this subject here  

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 […]

Dom Prosper Gueranger on the laxities in his time on fasting & penance

“It is sad and humiliating to note that as laxities were introduced by the hierarchy and local churches into the laws of fasting and practices of severe penance, the members of the Church have suffered immeasurable spiritual loss – a loss of at least part of the rigor of those sacred times set apart to […]

Lent is the Badge of Christian Warfare by Pope Benedict XIV

“The observance of Lent is the very badge of Christian warfare. By it we prove ourselves not to be enemies of Christ. By it we avert the scourges of divine justice. By it we gain strength against the princes of darkness, for it shields us with heavenly help. Should men grow remiss in their observance […]