Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Today's Stational Church

During Lent, many people celebrate a tradition called praying the Stational Churches. Many pilgrims will journey each day to a different Church in Rome during Lent. We can, however, join them spiritually in prayer each day.

I will continue to post these daily if anyone is interested.

Here is today's Stational Church:

The Station today is at the sanctuary of St. Balbina—a Roman virgin, who lived in the second century and whose remains, along with those of her father, the martyr St. Quirinus, lies under the altar. This church stands on a slope of the Aventine Hill.S t. Balbina followed Christ. To Him she gave her home that it might henceforth be His home where He would "have mercy on His people according to His great mercy and blot out their iniquity" and where they would seek His face, and finding it, "relate all His wonders, and be glad and rejoice and sing praise to the name of the Most High."I seek Your face! Your face, O Lord, will I still seek. Turn not away Your face from me.

Let us pray: Of Thy goodness, we beseech Thee, O Lord. Continue to help us in the observance of this holy fast, that having learned our duties from Thee, we may accomplish them by the help of Thy grace. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

For the Liturgy of the Hours today and the prayer of the Church please see this website.

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