Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Ember Wednesday After Pentecost.


Text taken from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Ember Wednesday after Pentecost.
Station at Saint Mary Major.

Indulgence of 30 Years and 30 Quarantines.
Semi-Double.

Red Vestments.

THEY WERE ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST.

Illustration taken from Saint Andrew's Daily Missal, 1952 Edition,
with the kind permission of Saint Bonaventure Press.


File:SantaMariaMaggiore front.jpg


Basilica of Saint Mary Major


(Santa Maria Maggiore), 
Rome, Italy.
[Editor: The Stational Church for
Ember Wednesday 
after Pentecost Tuesday.]
Date: 7 January 2006 (original upload date).
Source: Transferred from en.wikipedia
Author: Original uploader was JACurran at en.wikipedia
(Wikimedia Commons)





English: Interior of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major


(Santa Maria Maggiore), 
Rome, Italy.
[Editor: The Stational Church for
Ember Wednesday 
after Pentecost Tuesday.]
Deutsch: Rom, Basilika Santa Maria Maggiore, Innenansicht.
Photo: 13 May 2003.
Source: Own work.

Permission: (CC-BY-SA 3.0).

Author: Dnalor 01.
(Wikimedia Commons)



"The Gift of Fortitude is a permanent power, which the Holy Ghost communicates to our will, to assist us in overcoming the difficulties which might deter us in the practice of what is right." [Reverend M. Meschler, S.J.]

The Ember Days always fall during the Octave of Pentecost. The Church then offers up to God the first-fruits of the new Season, and Prays for the Priests, who, on the coming Saturday, are about to receive the Holy Ghost in the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

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The Station on Ember Wednesday was always held at Saint Mary Major. It was at the feet of the Blessed Virgin, whom the Holy Ghost filled with His Grace in the Cenacle, that the newly-Baptised gathered together.

The Liturgy reminded them of the Miracle of Pentecost (Lesson) and the marvels wrought by the Apostles, as a result of which the number of those who believed in the Lord was greatly increased (Epistle).




Moved by the Holy Ghost, the Catechumens also believed in Jesus; they turned to Him, and Jesus gave them to eat of the Bread that would make them live for ever (Gospel).

Let us implore the Divine Consoler to enlighten us always, more and more, and to place us in full possession of the Truth (Collect).


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