THE LENTEN 7s: Preparation for Holy Week
3 Mondays from 7.30pm to 9.15pm at Main Church
MASS, Benediction with reflection and prayer
MONDAY, 1 APRIL – 7 VIRTUES
A virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows the person not only to
perform good acts, but to give the best of himself. The virtuous person tends toward the good with all his sensory and spiritual powers; he pursues the good and chooses it in concrete actions.
MONDAY, 8 APRIL – 7 SORROWS OF OUR LADY
The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows dates back to the twelfth century. Since at least that time, Catholics have recognized seven events, prophesised by Simeon in the life of Mary that caused her great sorrow:
The prophecy of Simeon , The flight into Egypt, Loss of the Child Jesus for three days, Mary meets Jesus on his way to Calvary Crucifixion and Death of Jesus, The body of Jesus being taken from the Cross, The burial of Jesus.
Mary wasn’t just another woman; she was the woman chosen by God to bear his Son. With that great joy and responsibility also came great sorrow. Along with her great joy and sorrow came great love – for each one of us as her children.
MONDAY, 15 APRIL – 7 LAST WORDS OF JESUS
As Jesus hung on the cross, he uttered seven last words of great meaning to those who contemplate
his passion and death.