Sunday, March 22, 2009

Laetare Sunday


Laetare Sunday , so called from the incipit of the Introit at Mass, "Laetare Jerusalem" ("O be joyful, Jerusalem"), is a name used for today, the fourth Sunday of the season of Lent. This Sunday is also known as Mid-Lent Sunday (in French mi-carĂªme), and Rose Sunday, because the golden rose sent by the popes to Catholic sovereigns, used to be blessed at this time.

Priests are given the option to wear rose coloured vestments at mass held on this day, in place of the purple vestments normally worn during Lent.


2 comments:

Fr. Benedict said...

Woe betide anyone who says "pretty in pink" ROFL

Leonie said...

lmao! But it is true! :-)