Saturday, February 24, 2007
Stational Church: Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Today's Stational Church is at St. Augustine. For information on this devotion, see the Stational Churches of Lent Homepage. I will post on each Stational Church for Lent. Information is from the Canon Regulars of St. John Cantius:
Pope Pasquale II (1099-1118) laid the relics of St. Tryphon to rest under the present church of St. Augustine.

Health of body and, above all, health of soul are precious gifts from God—gifts for which we must be grateful. The Church is particularly concerned about the health of our soul, the well being in us of the life of Christ. She knows our spiritual shortsightedness, she knows, the unsteadiness of our will, she knows the power of our passions, all of them—infirmities caused by Original Sin, as well as by our personal sins. She sees her children make resolutions and break them. She knows how often the fuller unfolding of the sacramental life is impeded because her sons and daughters are lacking in purity of intention and proper appreciation of God's gifts.

For that very reason she instituted this holy season as a time of great healing. Lent is God's hospital. Serious operations are to be performed during this time. And blessed are they who gladly submit to them. Vitia comprimis, mentem elevas—vices are to be curbed, spiritual cancers to be removed, the mind is to be renewed, elevated, so that, after our stay in His hospital, the same mind may be in us, which is also in Christ Jesus. We humbly implore our dual Saints to guide us to the Divine Physician, the Healer of our soul and body.

Let us pray: Be mindful, O Lord, of our supplications, and grant that we may keep with devout service this solemn fast, which thou has wholesomely ordained for the healing of our souls and bodies. Through Christ, Our Lord.

4 comment(s):

del_button February 24, 2007 at 4:36 PM
Anonymous said...


Check out the ridiculous top story on Drudge Report. The anti-Christians will never
give up.
Your strong faith is quite refreshing in this pagon time we live in.

del_button February 24, 2007 at 5:30 PM
ukok said...

Blessed Lent to you Moneybags!

del_button February 24, 2007 at 9:25 PM
Matthew said...

Anonymous, I checked out the blasphemous article claiming that Jesus wasn't resurrected and had children with Mary Magdalene. My opinion of James Cameron is extremely poor now.

This blog will continue to serve as an oasis to the One True Faith. Let us pray for the Truth since the truth shall set the world free! The truth is Jesus Christ, who gave us the Catholic Church.

Ukok: Have a blessed Lent too!

del_button February 25, 2023 at 10:53 AM
Anonymous said...

Inspiring and encouraging thoughts to ponder, thanks. Have a blessed and fruitful Lent! God bless ✝️

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