Santa Croce in Gerusalemme: March 2007 Archives


This is the view from the window directly across from my cell. Looking west across the terrace and gardens of Santa Croce, I can see the Basilica of Saint John Lateran in the morning light. I shall never grow accustomed to seeing such sights. In Jam, Christe, Sol Iustitiae, the hymn at Lauds during Lent, we sing:

O Christ, Thou Sun of Justice, come,
Pierce with Thy rays our mental gloom;
With virtue light our souls once more,
And unto earth Thy day restore.



Father Jeff Keyes, C.PP.S. tells about his recent visit to Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. The highlight of the day was a concelebrated Votive Mass of the Passion of the Lord with the Proper Chants taken from the Graduale Cistercense. Read all about it at Rifugio San Gaspare.

About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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