Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Laetare Sunday!

Happy Laetare Sunday to everyone! It's called Laetare after the entrance antiphon for the Mass:

Laetare Ierusalem, et conventum facite, omnes qui diligitis eam; gaudete cum laetitia, qui in tristitia fuistis, ut exultetis, et satiemini ab uberibus consolationis vestrae. 

(Rejoice Jerusalem, and make an assembly, all who love her; be glad with joy, who were mourning, so that you exult, and you will be filled from her consoling breasts.)

On this day, when the priest wears rose vestments instead of purple, there is rejoicing (of a Lenten sort!) that we are halfway through our Lenten journey.We hope everyone is having a blessed season so far. Also, Happy Mother's Day to all Mums (ours included)!

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