Today, a fast day, marks the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words “Turn away from Sin, and be faithful to the Gosepl”. Mass at 10am and 7pm.
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The Church of Our Lady near the Temple in Jerusalem was dedicated in 543. Together with Eastern Christians, we celebrate the dedication of herself which Mary made to God from her childhood under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit Who filled her with grace at her immaculate conception. Picture: Fresco of the Presentation of the Virgin […]
A Roman 3rd century martyr, a basilica was erected in her honour in the 5th century. According to legend, she was a noble Christian betrothed to a pagan, Valerian. She had already vowed her virginity to God, and refused to consummate her marriage. Both her husband and his brother, who had become Christians, were arrested […]
The third pope after St. Peter to rule the early Church about the end of the 1st century. He wrote a renowned letter to the Corinthian community with the object of preserving peace and concord among them. Picture: 11th-century fresco in the Basilica of San Clemente, Rome: Saints Cyril and Methodius bring Saint Clement’s relics to […]