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BELONG 18.07: Feb. 18, 2018  

Every Friday of Lent in Cathedral is the Stations of the Cross. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ's last day.

To view an overview of this Catholic tradition CLICK HERE.

Consider joining in this communal prayer every Friday of Lent in the Cathedral:
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Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on PBS. He has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life, and is a religion correspondent for NBC and has also appeared on FOX News, CNN, and EWTN.

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[This prayer is designed to be said within the family before a Crucifix during the first week of Lent.] 

Mother or a child: From the words of St. Paul [2 Cor. 6:1-2].
Dearly beloved, we entreat you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says: "In an acceptable time I have beard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation."

Father: This time of fasting has opened to us the gates of paradise. Let us accept it, praying and beseeching.

Family: That on the day of resurrection we may be glorified in the Lord. 

Father: Let us pray. Through the observance of Lent, O Lord, You purify Your Church every year. See to it that Your children lead a better life and so obtain the graces they are striving to acquire by doing penance. This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son. 

Family: Amen. Favor this dwelling, Lord, with Your presence. Far from it repulse all the wiles of Satan. Your holy angels, let them live here, to keep us in peace. And may your blessing remain always upon us. This we ask of you through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son. 

Father: Let us bless the Lord. 

Family: Thanks be to God. 

Father: May the almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless and keep us. 

Family: Amen.



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Altera septimana (Latin for “until next week”)!


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