26 March 2009

Have You Prayed the Stations of the Cross Yet?

Sunday is Passion Sunday, and the Church in the next two weeks will delve ever deeper into the mystery of our Lord's loving and heroic suffering and death. There are two Fridays left before Good Friday.

Have you traveled the way of the cross yet this Lent?

St. Francis de Sales Oratory has low Mass at 6:30 pm the next two Fridays, followed by Stations of the Cross.

Just in case.


Anonymous said...

The Catholic Mystic Anne Catherine Emmerich is recorded to have witnessed, in a vision, the Blessed Virgin Mary making the very first Stations of the Cross.

Her vision is that the Holy Mother of God was prompted by an Angel to walk Christ's Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem after His Crucifixion, during the night time, whilst She was in hiding with the rest of the Apostles in fear of the Jews, waiting in hope for His Resurrection.

Michelle said...

The illustration is lovely - what's it's source?

thetimman said...

The wonders of Google images.

Michelle said...

Ah...the original is in St. Brigid's in San Diego. I'd like to use it to illustrate a column, but will need permission.


Anonymous said...

Is this a mistake or an old calender thing this sunday is the 5th sunday of lent

thetimman said...

Not a mistake, the Fifth Sunday of Lent is Passion Sunday, as marked by the Church's traditional calendar. It was moved and combined (thus essentially done away with as an individual event) with Palm Sunday on the Sixth Sunday of Lent in the denuded calendar in use for the ordinary form.

Anonymous said...

Make no mistake...THIS Sunday IS Passion Sunday. Always and forever..

It was "left off" of the ordinary form calendar to help illustrate the "ordinary" of the so called new form. As is the case of most days of that calendar.

Compare the two calendars, you will see just how Ordinary the Ordinary is, and just how Extraordinary the Extraordinary is.

Come to Passion Sunday this Sunday!


Michelle said...

Ordinary in the context of "ordinary time" means counted (the same root as ordinals, numbers); not "plain". How can the Eucharist or the Office be other than a feast? In counted time, or uncounted time, in season or out of season.