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Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Fourth Saturday in Lent

This Saturday is called sitientes from the opening words of the Introit. Since the time of Pope Gelasius it has been a day for conferring Holy Orders, and was therefore once a day of great fast, extending through the night. In the Epistle the prophet Isaias sees hastening from all sides the Christian people who are waiting with holy impatience for the Easter Feast, when at last their souls may quench their thirst in the springs of grace through the Sacraments of Baptism and Penance.

Morning Prayers for the Fifth Saturday in Lent ~ Dom Prosper Guéranger

During the season of Lent, the Christian, on waking in the morning, will unite himself with the Church… 

Morning Meditations for the Fourth Saturday in Lent ~ St Alphonsus Liguori

Why, O Lady, asks St. Bonaventure, didst thou also go to sacrifice thyself on Calvary? Was a crucified God not sufficient to redeem us, that thou, His Mother, shouldst also be crucified with Him? The death of Jesus was more than enough to redeem the world, but His good Mother, for the love she bore us, wished to help in the cause of our salvation.

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