Station Church of Rome: 14

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 Secundam — Statio ad S. Balbinam — It was Saint Balbina who found the chains of […]

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Station Church of Rome: 13

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 Secundam — Statio ad S. Clementem — The Basilica of Saint Clement is a minor basilica dedicated to Pope Clement […]

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Station Church of Rome: 12

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” — Dominica Secunda in Quadragesima — Statio ad S. Mariam in Domnica — The Basilica was founded as a small oratory […]

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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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