Each day I will post a little information about the Station Church at Rome along with the prayer over the people, which most often plead God to assist us in our Lenten practices. Most succinctly these prayers seek the mercy of God and each day re-orientate our hearts and our will as we persevere in the austerity of Lent.
To arrive at S. Giorgio in Velabro, one passes through the market-place onto the Via S. Teodoro, and son on to the Forum, observing on the left the Arch of Janus Quadrifons and the church of S. Giorgio in Velabro, with its medieval campinale (bell-tower).
The church dates to the 7th century, although it reused Roman masonry in places, The campinale dates from the 13th century.
The prayer over the people (from the Missale Romanum)
Let us pray.
Bow your heads to God.
Spare, O Lord, spare Your people, that, being chastened with well-deserved scourging, they may find relief through Your compassion.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
Last year’s meditation: Thursday after Ash Wednesday meditation
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