A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Sunday, October 24, 2004


"In a particular way I ask that every effort be made this year to experience Sunday as the day of the Lord and the day of the Church.

"I would be happy if everyone would reflect once more on my words in the Apostolic Letter Dies Domini.

“'At Sunday Mass, Christians relive with particular intensity the experience of the Apostles on the evening of Easter, when the Risen Lord appeared to them as they were gathered together (cf. John 20:19). In a sense, the People of God of all times were present in that small nucleus of disciples, the first-fruits of the Church.'

"During this year of grace, priests in their pastoral ministry should be even more attentive to Sunday Mass as the celebration which brings together the entire parish community, with the participation of different groups, movements and associations."

John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Mane Nobiscum Domine, 23