Mass for the Friday After Ash Wednesday
Missa "Audívit Dóminus"
The Station today is at Sts. John And Paul.
The stational Mass was on the Coelian Hill, in the Basilica of Bizante, erected by that senator and his son Pammachius within the house of SS. John and Paul. The two martyrs had suffered death on this spot for the faith, and had been secretly buried in a crypt. They were thus the only Roman martyrs buried in the very heart of the Eternal City.
The Mass sets forth the emptiness of external ceremonies where these are
not accompanied by an internal spirit of true repentance. The Gospel sets forth the Christian law of love and good-will toward our neighbor.
To return the courtesy of others with equal grace is a rule of good manners that even pagans may practice, but in order to be able to pardon injuries,
to do good without hope of return, we need the example of Christian love as Christ has set it down and to love Him as He loves the Father.
We want to thank the Friends of Our Lady of Fatima for expediting these resources of the Propers. Sources: Saint Andrew Daily Missal and the Marian Missal , 1945
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INTROIT: Psalm 29: 11