Now therefore saith the Lord: Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and in mourning. Joel 2:12
Pontifical High Mass (Sung mass, said by a bishop)
Candlemas, 2012 from New Liturgical Movement
Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord: Lord hear my voice. Let Thine ears be attentive to the prayer of Thy servant. If Thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it? For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness, and by reason of Thy law, I have waited for Thee, O Lord.
Tract (chant before the gospel) Of Septuagesima Sunday
The sorrows of death surrounded me, the sorrows of hell encompassed me: and in my affliction I called upon the Lord, and He heard my voice from His holy temple. I will love Thee, O Lord, my strength: the Lord is my firmament, my refuge, and my deliverer, Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto the ages of ages.
The introit (entrance chant) for septuagesima sunday
Pope Benedict XVI
Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you.
He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day.
Purgatory is the place where already saved souls are cleansed of the temporal effects of sin before they are allowed to see the holy face of Almighty God. Revelation 21:27 tells us that “…nothing unclean will enter Heaven.”
“Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them.”
St. John Chrysostom
“It is a beautiful thing, being Catholic.”