Station Church of Rome: 11

The practice of early Roman Christians of visiting the tombs of the martyrs became the Lenten “statio” of processing and gathering at a different church each day. This gives us the name “Stational church” — Sabbato Quatuor Temporum Quadragesimae — Statio ad S. Petrum — It was here that Saint Paul of the Cross and […]

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Station Church of Rome: 10

The practice of early Roman Christians of visiting the tombs of the martyrs became the Lenten “statio” of processing and gathering at a different church each day. This gives us the name “Stational church” — Feria VI post Dominicam primam — Statio ad Ss. duodecim Apostolos — The Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles is a 6th-century […]

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First Friday: March 2020

“They shall look on Him Whom they have pierced” (Jn 19:37). During Lent, as we look upon the image of Christ crucified, we especially gaze upon His pierced Heart, which He permitted to be opened by the soldier’s spear, pouring out every ounce of His being for our salvation. The glorious pierced Heart of Jesus […]

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Station Church of Rome: 9

The practice of early Roman Christians of visiting the tombs of the martyrs became the Lenten “statio” of processing and gathering at a different church each day. This gives us the name “Stational church” — Feria V post Dominicam primam — Statio ad S. Laurentium in Paneperna — The station church of the Thursday of […]

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Station Church of Rome: 8

The practice of early Roman Christians of visiting the tombs of the martyrs became the Lenten “statio” of processing and gathering at a different church each day. This gives us the name “Stational church” — Feria III post Dominicam primam — Statio ad S. Mariam majorem — In the Borghese Chapel is housed the icon […]

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Station Church of Rome: 7

The practice of early Roman Christians of visiting the tombs of the martyrs became the Lenten “statio” of processing and gathering at a different church each day. This gives us the name “Stational church” — Feria III post Dominicam primam — Statio ad S. Anastasiam — The insertion of her name into the Roman Canon […]

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Station Church of Rome: 6

The practice of early Roman Christians of visiting the tombs of the martyrs became the Lenten “statio” of processing and gathering at a different church each day. This gives us the name “Stational church” — Feria II post Dominicam primam — Statio ad S. Petrum ad Vincula — The station church today is St. Peter […]

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