Thursday, March 8, 2007
Stational Church: Thursday in the Second Week of Lent

Santa Maria in Tratevere, Rome Italy (c) A Catholic Life Blog 2016

Today's Stational Church is the Church of St. Mary in Trastevere. 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:
In the heart of Transtiber, in a beautiful Romanesque square stands the church of St. Mary. On the spot of this church, shortly before the birth of Christ, oil gushed out of the ground. Mary carried Christ "the Anointed One" (reference to the oil) in her arms.

The Mother of God is today's stational leader to Christ, the Light of the world. We fly to your patronage, Holy Mother of God. Do present our humble prayers to Him, whom you did bring forth, the King that rules heaven and earth. Help us, good Mother, that He may keep us away from the broad road, which leads to darkness and perdition and take us on the narrow but sure way to eternal light and life.
It is Thursday, four weeks from the great Eucharistic Thursday. May today's Eucharistic action give us light to see the right way and strength to follow it. And Christ is the "Way," and Mary, our leader to this "Way"—Per Mariam ad Jesum!

Let us pray: Grant us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the help of Thy grace, that being duly intent on fasts and prayers, we may be delivered from enemies of soul and body. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

3 comment(s):

del_button March 8, 2007 at 12:09 PM
Anonymous said...

I have a few questions for you....I hope you can help me. Is it okay to say the Rosary without a Rosary? Like when I am doing dishes, I like to say the Rosary, but I don't have my Rosary in my hands. Also is it okay to pray throughout the day..also like doing dishes or laundry, I like to say some Hail Mary's and Our Father' you know if this still counts? Does Jesus and God still listen, still hear it? Thanks for your time! Jennifer

del_button March 8, 2007 at 1:23 PM
Matthew said...

Jennifer that still counts. If you can only pray while working and can't take time to sit down and use a physical rosary, that is perfectly fine. Some people use Virtual Rosary and pray while online

I also suggest you check out this website. I have never used it, but it seems to be a great idea

Above all, it's just important that you are praying the Rosary.

The Blessed Virgin Mary told Saint Dominic "One day, through the Rosary and [Brown] Scapular I will save the world"

del_button March 8, 2007 at 2:08 PM
Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for your time and for answering my quesitons! God Bless you. Jennifer

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