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Lent Day 39: Saturday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent — The Good Thief.

The Good Thief. Read St. Luke xxiii.  39-43. [39] And one of those robbers who were hanged, blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. [40] But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God, seeing thou art condemned under the same condemnation? [41] And we indeed justly, for…

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Lent Day 38: Friday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent— The Deriding of Jesus.

The Deriding of Jesus. Read St. Matthew xxvii.  39-44. [39] And they that passed by, blasphemed him, wagging their heads, [40] And saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God, and in three days dost rebuild it: save thy own self: if thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. [41]…

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Guilted: a lenten moment

“Is this guy for real?” my husband asked.  We were watching Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge about the selfless medic who risked his life saving his fellow soldiers.  Two things stood out in that film about medic Desmond Doss: his determination to save lives and his utmost fidelity to the tenets of his faith.  So I…

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Lent Day 37: Thursday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent — Jesus is Nailed to the Cross.

Jesus is Nailed to the Cross. Read St. Luke xxiii.  32-34. [32] And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death. [33] And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, they crucified him there; and the robbers, one on the right hand, and the other…

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Lent Day 36: Wednesday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent — Simon of Cyrene.

Simon of Cyrene. Read St.  Mark xv.  21. [21] And they forced one Simon a Cyrenian who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and of Rufus, to take up his cross.   1.  Our blessed Lord falls again and again beneath the weight of the cross, until it becomes evident…

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Lent Day 35: Tuesday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent — Jesus Meets His Holy Mother.

Jesus Meets His Holy Mother. Read St. Matthew xvi.  24-25. [24] Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. [25] For he that will save his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for…

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Lent Day 34: Monday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent — Via Dolorosa.

Via Dolorosa. Read St. Luke xxiii.  27-31. [27] And there followed him a great multitude of people, and of women, who bewailed and lamented him. [28] But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves, and for your children. [29] For behold, the days shall come, wherein…

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Lent Day 33: The Fifth Sunday in Lent — Jesus Sets Out on the Way to Calvary.

Jesus Sets Out on the Way to Calvary. Read St. Matthew xxvii.  31. [31] And after they had mocked him, they took off the cloak from him, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify him.   1.  It was not really Pilate who condemned Jesus to death, says St….

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Lent Day 32: Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent— The Condemnation to Death.

Jesus is Condemned to Death. Read St. Matthew xxvii.  24-26. [24] And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made; taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man; look you to it. [25] And the whole people answering, said:…

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Lent Day 31: Friday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent— Ecce Homo.

Ecce Homo. Read St. John xix.  4-6. [4] Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith to them: Behold, I bring him forth unto you, that you may know that I find no cause in him. [5] (Jesus therefore came forth, bearing the crown of thorns and the purple garment.) And he saith to them: Behold the…

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