May the riches of this holy season of Lent draw us all deeper into the redemptive mystery. We began this forth week of Lent yesterday with Laetare Sunday, a day of rejoicing in the hope that is drawing nearer–our Day of Salvation! Laetare is latin for “rejoice”.
“Rejoice, O Jerusalem: and come together all you that love her: rejoice with joy, you that have been in sorrow: that you may exult and be filled from the breasts of your consolation. Psalm: I rejoiced when they said to me: ‘we shall go into God’s House!'” (Introit of the Mass)
The day is otherwise known as “Rose Sunday”. The priest at Mass wears a rose colored vestment and flowers are allowed on the altar for this one day during Lent.
The large Japanese Magnolia tree in our preau is in full bloom to add to the rose-colored theme of hope and joy. We hope you enJOY the pictures below: