February 17, 2011
Roman Missal Changes
I received SO MANY excellent questions from folks during the Roman Missal Webinars I hosted last week. Here is the 3rd installment!
Roman Missal Webinar Q & A 3rd Installment
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I have only discovered this treasure trove that you call a blog today, but have been engrossed in reading it. Thank you for what you are offering to those of that are called to protect and defend our beautiful faith. I just finished watching your webinar on New Translation of the Roman Missal, and am wondering where I can find the pdf file you spoke of? Thanks, again, for all you do and share!
Thanks so much Jennifer. Here’s the link to the post with the pdf you asked about.
I’m doing a Lent project and I have some questions. Like…. Why do we have a season of Lent?
Hi Aspen, good question. Lent began in the early church as the final intense preparation period for catechumens before baptism at the Easter Vigil. It made sense for the rest of the Christian community to walk this journey with the catechumens and renew their baptism at Easter as well. Thus, Lent has come down to us as a period during which we focus on what it takes to follow Christ and to practice the 3 disciplines that help us to live out our baptism: prayer, fasting, and giving alms. Suffice to say, Lent has no meaning apart from baptism!
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