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To: Salvation
My parish seems to be getting better and better all the time. We are actually having a "mission" during Lent. Remember those? The theme will be Our Lady of Sorrows. Confession will be offered everyday during the mission. Honestly, I haven't experienced a parish mission since the 1960s.
45 posted on 02/20/2004 4:54:16 PM PST by k omalley
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To: k omalley
The Seven Sorrows of Mary were in one of the Mass commentaries that I posted last week. I'll look for it for you.
47 posted on 02/20/2004 7:26:19 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: k omalley
Missions are wonderful if you have a good mission master.

We had Father Emerito from India do one for us last year. It was outstanding. He preached on the hard hitting topics: abortion, marriage fidelity, drugs and other addictions. He was just outstanding. Heard confessions before Mass, after Mass, in the evening before the Mission, after the Mission, by appointment........I think almost everyone went to confession. He was so holy!

Anyway:

Here are the sorrows ---

TODAY'S TIDBIT

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary are,
the prophecy of Simeon;
the flight into Egypt;
losing Jesus in Jerusalem;
meeting Jesus on his way to Calvary;
standing at the foot of the Cross;
Jesus being taken from the Cross;
and the burial of Christ.


That looks like it will be perfect before Lent or during Lent.
48 posted on 02/20/2004 7:34:39 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: k omalley

As a teen, I recall our Parish had a Mission every Lent done by the Redemptorists. I have one of their Mission prayer books and it is at least 40 years old. I still remember those magnificent mini-retreats each night to a packed Church with confessions afterwards. I recall the priests stayed as late as 4:00 AM and rescued many a fallen soul.

F


68 posted on 02/17/2007 7:18:04 PM PST by Frank Sheed ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." --G.K. Chesterton)
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