Monthly Archives: November 2010

All Carmelite Saints

Sunday, November 14, 2010 – compleanno di Zia Mela e festa dei Santi Carmelitani
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Liturgy – The Church is unfailingly holy: Christ has loved it like his spouse and has given himself for her, in order to sanctify her; this is why all in the Church are called to holiness. The Church preaches the Paschal Mystery in the Saints who have suffered with Christ and who are glorified with him, and proposes to the faithful their example to attract all to the Father through Christ and implores through their merits the benefits of God. Today in one only feast are celebrated together the canonized Carmelite Saints, all upright members of the Family of Carmel of every language, of every race and of every nation, whose names are written in the Book of Life.

Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum

Each year the Christian community of Rome, together with great numbers of pilgrims from around the world, gathers with the Successor of Peter at the Colosseum on the evening of Good Friday, the liturgical memorial of the Lord’s Passion, for the traditional devotion of the Stations of the Cross.
Millions of the faithful take part through television in this moment of contemplation and prayer. The City and the World are in a sense united around the mystery of the passion and death of the Lord, the re-enactment of which is marked by readings from the Bible, prayers, meditations and songs. The way of the cross winds from inside the Colosseum to the slopes of the Palatine. Continue reading