Sanctatrinitas.org

 

 

 
Index
Act of Contrition
Acts of Faith, Hope & Charity, & Votive Prayer for Charity
Angelus & Regina Caeli
Confiteor

Divine Praises

Grace Before & After Meals
Litany of Humility

Litany of St Joseph

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus
Litany of the Most Precious Blood
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Litany of the Saints
Morning & Evening Prayers

Novena Prayer to St Philomena

Prayer for the Conversion of Australia
Prayers & Litany to Holy Michael the Archangel

Prayers & Litany to Our Guardian Angel

Prayers & Litany to St Joseph
Prayers & Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Prayers & Litany to
the Holy Ghost &
Veni Creator
Prayers & Novena for the Souls in Purgatory
Prayers & Novena to St Martin De Porres
Prayers & Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, & Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Prayers Before & After Confession
Prayers Before Mass, Prayers Before Holy Communion, Prayers After Holy Communion & Thanksgiving After Mass

Prayers for Priests & Vocations

Prayers, Novena & Litany to St Anne
Prayers, Novenas & Litany to St Jude Thaddeus
The Prayers & Mysteries of the Holy Rosary
Various Prayers
Votive Prayers for Rain, Fine Weather & to Avert Storms
Audio Files - SSPX
Video Files - SSPX
Thoughts for the Week
 
 

 

First Sunday of Lent

Thoughts for the Week - Fr R Taouk 
14th February 2016

"I say to you: but unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish"
St. Luke

The Lenten discipline should consist of three separate elements:

1. Corporal or External Fast, including the abstinence from certain foods, drinks and amusements, i.e. music and parties during Lent. These points of fast should be stressed today especially with the mania of entertainment besetting us.

2. Spiritual or Internal Fast which consists of abstinence from all sin. Saint John Chrysostom taught that the "value of fasting consists not so much in abstinence from food but rather in withdrawal from sinful practices".

3. Spiritual Change - the practice of virtues and good works must be the main objective of our fasting. The Fathers of the Church insisted that during Lent the faithful attend the Lenten church services and daily Mass.

Listed below are suggested practices that may be used along with your usual family traditions of sacrifices and penances.

Corporal or External Practices

Take less of what you like and more of what you dislike at meals today. Take nothing to drink between meals. Do not use seasoning on your food today. Do not use any sweeteners with your food or drinks today. Avoid listening to the radio at all today. Take nothing to eat between meals today. Avoid any T.V. or videos; instead read The Passion of Christ in your Bible or Missal. Take only one helping of each item at meals today. Say an extra Rosary.

Spiritual or Internal Fast Practices

Don't do any unnecessary talking; instead, say little ejaculations throughout the day. Exercise your patience today in all things. Don't make any complaints today. Restrain any anger, and go out of your way to be kind to the person who caused your anger. Don't be distracted with someone else's business. Avoid any gossip today, instead say an extra Rosary to overcome this great fault. When asked to do something extra do so with a joyful and pleasant attitude today. Speak in a pleasant tone to everyone today. Avoid using the phone today. Tell the truth in all your dealings today. Avoid any vanity or self-seeking today. Practice humility today in all your actions. Be generous today; help someone in need. Look for ways to be helpful throughout the day. Do a job that needs to be done without being asked. Be courageous; walk away from any impure situations today. Don't be at all idle today. Always be doing something for others or for your spiritual growth. Go out of your way today to help or talk to someone who is usually difficult. Volunteer for an extra job today. Say an extra Rosary today for the conversion of a sinner. Visit someone who is sick or lonesome today. Offer to say the Rosary with them.