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Lent: February 29th

Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

Today's Station Church is St. Mary in Trastevere, rebuilt in the twelfth century. After St. Mary Major, it is considered the most beautiful church dedicated to Our Lady in Rome. The thought expressed in today’s first... More

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Lent: February 28th

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

The Stational Church today is St. Cecilia in Trastevere where the body of the illustrious martyr is preserved. The Gospel reminds us of the necessity of sharing in the sufferings of Christ, to “drink of His chalice” in... More

Lent: February 27th

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent; Opt. Mem. of St. Gregory of Narek, Abbot & Doctor of the Church

Jesus’ condemnation of religious externalism, hypocrisy and vanity is not meant to correct only the Pharisees of his time. It is also directed at us. We should look into our Lenten practices of piety and works of charity and see... More

Lent: February 26th

Monday of the Second Week of Lent

The greatest proof of Christ's charity was given on the Cross. With Christ our gift of ourselves will be given to God as an expression of our love. Communion will lift our human activities up to God's level, not only in will and... More

Lent: February 25th

Second Sunday of Lent

Between Moses and Elias Jesus shows forth His divine glory, thus foreshadowing His resurrection. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end of all things. Today's Mass places before us the transfigured Lord and the model... More

Lent: February 24th

Saturday of the First Week of Lent; Ember Saturday

It is Ember Saturday of Lent or Spring Embertide. See Contemporary Observation of Ember Days and Lenten... More

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Lent: February 23rd

Friday of the First Week of Lent; Optional Memorial of St. Polycarp; Ember Friday

Today is the Optional Memorial of St. Polycarp of Smyrna (69-155), who was converted to Christianity by St. John the Evangelist. He was a disciple of the apostles and friend of St. Ignatius of Antioch. He was ordained bishop of... More

Lent: February 22nd

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. It brings to mind the mission of teacher and pastor conferred by Christ on Peter, and continued in an unbroken line down to the present Pope. We celebrate the... More

Lent: February 21st

Wednesday of the First Week of Lent; Opt. Mem. of St. Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor; Ember Wednesday

The Church celebrates the Optional Memorial of St. Peter Damian, a man of vehemence in all his actions who was brought up in the hard school of poverty, found that he had the vocation of a reformer. He exercised it in the first... More

Lent: February 20th

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

Franciso and Jacinta Marto were officially declared saints of the Catholic Church by Pope Francis on May 13, 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. Today the Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Jacinta (1910-1920), the youngest... More

Lent: February 19th

Monday of the First Week of Lent

Today The Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Conrad of Piacenza (1290-1351), a Franciscan tertiary hermit celebrated for piety and miraculous cures at Noto in Sicily and St. Barbatus (610-682), Bishop of... More