30 Day Novena to St. Joseph
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Click on the images above to go to Stations of the Cross according to the Method of St. Alphonsus Liguori



Click on the images below to go to each Sorrowful Mystery according to the Method of St. Louis Marie de Montfort










Click on the images below to go to each VerbumQUO for a particular day in Lent

ASH WEDNESDAY

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Friday after Ash Wednesday

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

Thursday in Ember Week

Conversion of Souls by St. Patrick

Ember Friday

Feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Feast of St. Joseph

St. Joseph the Silent Assassin

Ember Saturday

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

Feast of St. Benedict

Second Monday of Lent

Feast of St. Isidore

Second Tuesday of Lent

Second Wednesday of Lent

Feast of St. Gabriel the Archangel

Second Thursday of Lent

Feast of the Annunciation

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

Feast of St. John Damascene

Third Thursday of Lent

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

Feast of St. Isidore of Seville

Feast of St. Vincent Ferrer

Fourth Tuesday of Lent

Fourth Wednesday of Lent

Fourth Saturday of Lent

PASSION SUNDAY

Monday in Passion Week

Thursday in Passion Week

Seven Sorrows of the BVM

PALM SUNDAY

Monday in Holy Week

Tuesday in Holy Week

Wednesday in Holy Week


   After her surgery on Wednesday, March 23, Cyndi wanted to post this note:
    My dear friends,

        Thank you for your prayers. My oral surgery was carried out Wednesday, and I believe it went very well, and although this is a time of great pain (anyone having all their teeth pulled can appreciate that), I accept the adjustments I must make with every ounce of my strength and my will, and above all the heart of my soul for Love of Our Lord, Who gave each one of us everything. I must keep this short, although I do promise to write to you as I progress in the recovery. Now, my dear friends, while Mike and I do ask for your prayers always, we must extend our hand to each of you to help us meet the $700 payment mentioned below for the surgery which we had to put on a credit card. We hated to do that, but had no choice. We've been able to raise $220. so far but still short by $480, plus additional prescriptions I've had to take as Doctor's orders after the procedure in order to heal, such as antibiotics so no infection will result. That credit card we charged all this on has to be paid in full by April 15th or the interests skyrocket.

        Yes, I know, this need is the same time taxes are due. Satan really like to foul things up, and doubled it by making it at tax time when we are all suffering from day to day, month to month financially. If each person who reads The DailyCatholic were to send even just $5. to our PayPal account, we could reach our goal, and everyone would have been able to help. So, whether you can send the widow’s mite, or whether you have more that you can send out of your treasure, know that God will never forget your sacrifice to extend charity to your neighbor. This is Lent, the time of almsgiving. Please search your heart, and may the Holy Ghost inspire you to extend that sublime charity of which the Gospel speaks, and of which we are so much in need.

        I’ll be praying always for all of you. Thank you in advance for your charity. Love in Christ through His Blessed Mother,

    Cyndi

   Again, for our Lenten edition, we are concentrating on the spiritual and devotional aspects in providing all you will need to help you make a better Lent. Therefore, we are suspending all new features throughout Lent in order to focus solely on Lenten subjects. We are providing here a one-stop-covers-all issue for Lent, if you will, that will afford our readers everything they need to make this the most productive and fruitful Lent ever. We are doing so for several reasons. First, the majority of our readers do not have access to the true Sacraments for they do not have a Traditional Latin Mass near them nor do they have, sadly, access to a true Roman Catholic priest. Therefore, we provide a web missal, if you will, with the Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with the full liturgy in both Latin and English for all of Lent plus the feast days for the saints honored over the next six weeks. In addition to the Propers, you can find special features for each Sunday of Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday,First Sunday of Lent, Second Sunday of Lent, Third Sunday of Lent, Fourth Sunday of Lent, Passion Sunday, and Palm Sunday.

    Secondly, you will find all the rules for fast and abstinence during Lent, a comprehensive Examination of Conscience for preparing for the Sacrament of Penance, and the Stations of the Cross according to the method of that indomitable holy Doctor of the Church St. Alphonsus Liguori. You can catch up on any past issues by seeing the Shrove Tuesday issue or features under Must Read Features or any features from March, February and/or January.

    Thirdly, we want to provide readers inspiration with links to sources that we challenge anyone to provide more thorough spiritual reading than the Douay-Rheims Bible, St. Bridget of Sweden's first two books from her Revelations and Prophecies she received which should be a wake-up call for everyone of us in striving to become better Catholics, and excerpts throughout the holy season of Lent by the incomparable Benedictine Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger as taken from his 15 volume masterpiece The Liturgical Year, as well as the Haydock Commentaries for each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel sent to us by John Gregory who also offers thorough meditation on each of the Five Sorrowful Mysteries that should exemplify your appreciation in saying the holy Rosary. And to enhance the daily liturgy, on many days we will focus on one word from the daily Proper of the Mass that sums up the essence of that day which we have called the VerbumQUO of the day. In addition, we will link the inspirational articles of Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey at Christ or chaos for feasts that fall during Lent including his benchmark work From Eden to the Empty Tomb during Holy Week as well as the editor's equation on how and why the Mystical Body of Christ, His holy Church, is unrecognizable just as He was during His Passion and Death in a series from last year encompassing The Passion of the Sorrowful Mysteries for the Church.

   If you cannot attend the valid and perpetual Holy Sacrifice of the Mass which we list at Traditional Latin Masses on our Devotion port, then we pray and hope all of the above will enable you to make this Lent the best you can. You will also be inspired by the lives of the five holy Doctors of the Church featured during Lent as well as specials on St. Patrick in his own words on the Conversion of Souls and on how St. Joseph is The Silent Assassin

    We're pleased to share with you Griff Ruby's excellent series on YouTube that he has begun which you'll find by clicking below:

    For those who want to keep abreast of events, their causes and consequences, and inspiration from other ports, you still can by clicking the four recommended outside sites below for daily material:

   

   We also call to your attention four recent articles of interest that tie in with Lent, one on "What Should Traditional Catholics Do?" by John Gregory and one by Griff Ruby on "Just Following The Catechism" below, in addition to two recent steps in Catholicism Made Simple that are most relevant for this holy penitential season. Just click on the graphic below to take you to that article:

   

    There is also another three-fold reason for publishing one special Lenten edition over the next six weeks, for one, publishing one Lenten edition will give us a break from all the distractions presently flooding all mediums that portend the devil is most active this year, moreso than ever and we do mean ever!

    Secondly, and probably the most important reason is that it will give this editor and family time to work on improving our own spiritual life, in addition to the necessity of having the time to take care of my bride Cyndi who will be hospitalized to undergo extensive and drastic oral surgery later this month, from which it will take most of Lent to recover (what better time for penance and suffering than Lent!). Your prayers for her are encouraged for she has endured much suffering over the years and has been a most willing victim in offering it all to God for His greater honor and glory and in reparation for sins, hers, mine and yours. We have just learned that we have a spenddown of around $700. not covered by insurance that we have to come up with by April 15 at the very latest, so if anyone can help in this cause for Cyndi's surgery, we would be most grateful for such loving charity.

    And, thirdly, other costs for this publication. With prices going up everywhere and no one being immune to the crunch, especially here in the United States, more specifically California, it has hit us hard for as expenses go up - way up - donations have dropped off and all we can do is implore your charity and mercy to remember The DailyCatholic in your God-given duty of Almsgiving during Lent. As we have said so many times, without you, this publication, which has been on-line since 1996, ceases to exist. We need help and you, our readers, are the only ones we can turn to. We do so with great gratitude for whatever you can contribute. May you have a blessed and grace-filled Lent. Ecce lignum crucis. In quo Salus mundi pepéndit.

    Yours in the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts,
Michael Cain, editor

As these pages load, we invite you to say as many Hail Mary's as necessary. You can click on the Rosary button to the left as well to see the Rosary Prayers in English, Latin and Spanish. We pray you will be imbued by the truths of the authentic Catholic Faith we provide here and yearn to learn more of the infrangible truths of the One and only Church founded by Jesus Christ.


Below you will find the Daily Propers for each Mass from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday in our Lenten Daily Propers. We pray all will have a blessed, fruitful and grace-filled Lent as penance and reparation become the focus of this holy penitential season. Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.


   Everyone between 21 and 59 years of age is bound to observe the law of fast. The days of fast are all the days in Lent, all days of partial abstinence except Sundays. On days of fast only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength may be taken according to each one's need, but together they should not equal another full meal. Meat may be taken at the principal meal on a day of fast except on days of complete abstinence. Eating between meals is not permitted but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. In doubt concerning fast or abstinence, consult your parish priest or confessor.
    (Adopted by the heirarchy of the United States, November 1958)


       
  Everyone over 7 years of age is bound to observe the law of abstinence. Complete abstinence is to be observed on Fridays, Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday and the Vigils of the Immaculate Conception (December 7) and Christmas (December 24). On days of complete abstinence, meat and soup or gravy made from meat may not be used at all. Partial abstinence is to be observed on Ember Wednesdays and Saturdays and the vigil of Pentecost (Saturday before). On days of partial abstinence, (which are all the days of Lent for those bound by the laws of fasting) which are not complete abstinence days or Sundays, meat and soup or gravy made from meat may be taken only once a day at the principal meal.






    Click on the Confessional to your right to review your transgressions through a thorough Examination of Conscience to make a good Confession during Lent



March 12
Pope St. Gregory the Great
March 27
St. John Damascene
April 4
St. Isidore
Doctor
April 11
Pope St. Leo the Great
April 21
St. Anselm
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