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Saturday, February 24, 2007
Lenten Meme

I was tagged by Catholic Fire.

What is your favorite Sorrowful Mystery?

Mine is definitely the Second Sorrowful Mystery - Jesus is Scourged at the pillar. I find it so poignant when I think of the whips and flesh ripped open in reparation for my sins that took place at the Pillar of Flagellation. The love and dedicated of Jesus, who willingly and silently accepted the pain for my fault and that of others, is one of my greatest sources of inspiration.

What is your favorite Station of the Cross?

I enjoy all of the Stations since each one placed an role in His Sacrifice, but my favorite is when Jesus dies on the cross and destroyed sin, satan, and death. Without the Cross, there would be no hope.

Do you fast during Lent?

Yes, I fast during Lent as well as abstain from meat on days in addition to the requirements.

What is your Lenten Resolution(s)?

To read "The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ" and read the account of Christ's life from the Last Supper to the Resurrection from the vision of Blessed Catherine Emmerich. I also want to post on this blog frequently in order to draw others into greater holiness during this time of repentance.

Do you use Holy Water during Lent?

Yes, I use it all year round.

How many times do you go to Mass during Lent?

With my classes, I can only attend on Sunday unfortunately. I will be attending for the Sacred Triduum, though.


del_button February 25, 2007 at 12:58 AM
Catholic Fire said...

Excellent answers,

The way you described the Second Sorrowful Mystery reminded me of that scene of the scourging in the Passion of the Christ. The first time I watched the movie, I had to leave for a little while during that scene, as it was too much for me to handle, but the second time I saw it, I was prepared, but it still had a powerful impact on me, and I'm sure it was even worse than it was depicted in the film.

My Spiritual Father told me that because Jesus had the perfect body (He was immaculately conceived and was God, after all) he felt pain more intensely than we do.

Thanks for doing this.

God bless you,

del_button February 25, 2007 at 2:36 AM
Mark said...

Stupid questions from muggins:
1) Where do you get your holy water?
2) What do you do with it...?

del_button February 25, 2007 at 7:12 AM
Moneybags said...

1) I get mine from my parish Church. Some churches will let you take bottles home. I know this is especially true of Cathedrals and such.

2) You bless yourself when making the Sign of the Cross. You can bless virtually anything from cars to rosaries to your pets, and you can use holy water in those blessings.

del_button February 25, 2007 at 12:18 PM
Mark said...

And, um... what do you keep it in?
(e.g. to stop the cat drinking it)

del_button February 25, 2007 at 12:24 PM
Moneybags said...

Holy Water Bottles

del_button February 25, 2007 at 2:20 PM
Mark said...

Thanks! Makes sense now.

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