Archive for March, 2010

Spy Wednesday

March 31, 2010

Today is the day on which it is implied that Judas first conspired with the Sanhedrin to betray the Lord Jesus. Today let us consider how many times we have betrayed Our Lord while claiming to be a faithful disciple. Either He is Lord, or He is not. There can be no gray area. Take time this Triduum to examine your life and continue conversion!

Dante Alighieri, L’Inferno: Judas is lodged in the mouth of Satan along with Brutus and Cassius.

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From the Vatican, Palm Sunday 2010

March 30, 2010

It is always remarkable to witness the activities of the Pontiff especially during Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum.

Photos found at NLM:

Sorry blogging has been light. Blogging must come second to living. I’m helping my mother prepare for full communion with the Church this Easter. Pray for her!

From Palm Sunday 2009

March 27, 2010

Pope Benedict: Life requires sacrifice.

Expect great things from us this Holy Week.

Basilica of Saint-Sernin

March 22, 2010

A collage of Romanesque and Renaissance features.

For instance: the first three tiers of the tower are 12th century, the next two are 14th, and the spire is 15th:

Vestments of St. Pio of Pietrelcina

March 15, 2010

From Orbis Catholicus:

You can see some of these vestments in action here!:

“I have often raised my hand in the silence of the night and in my solitary cell, blessing you all and presenting you to Jesus and to our father, St. Francis of Assisi.”

— St. Pio of Pietrelcina

I have often raised my hand in the silence of the night and in my solitary cell, blessing you all and presenting you to Jesus and to our father, St. Francis of Assisi.

— St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Solemn High Mass at the Pantheon

March 14, 2010

When the pagans built this temple, they had no idea that the worship of their gods would be replaced with that of the one true God, and that the statues of the demons that posed as Venus and Mars would be replaced with images of the venerable saints.

The Pantheon, a church for 1400 years!

It’s a shame that most tourists don’t understand they’re walking into a church when they visit.

Rejoice Jerusalem

March 14, 2010

Laetare Jerusalem: et conventum facite, omnes qui diligitis eam: gaudete cum laetitia, qui in tristitia fuisstis: ut exsultetis, et satiemini ab uberibus consolationis vestrae

It’s Coming…

March 11, 2010

Every day, the Sacred Triduum gets closer to us. I hope you are all preparing well.

Holy Thursday at Rome’s FSSP parish:

Matthias Church, Budapest

March 11, 2010

Constructed first in the Romanesque style in the 11th century, then reconstructed in High Gothic style in the later 14th century. There were also some 19th century additions such as this window.

Marian Altar Frontals

March 9, 2010

More from Vitrearum: