Saturday, February 23, 2013

"To Keep a True Lent" - Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, Happy Feast Day

 Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter  The Holy Father is directly involved with the Anglican Use Mass. 

Christ Gave Us Many Beautiful Ways to be Catholic

The Personal Ordinariate is made up of Anglican (Episcopalians) who are finding a home in the Roman Catholic Church.  They are going to help the Roman Catholic Church stay Catholic.

"To Keep a True Lent"

Is this a fast, to keep
The larder lean ?
And clean
From fat of veals and sheep ?

Is it to quit the dish
Of flesh, yet still
To fill
The platter high with fish ?

Is it to fast an hour,
Or ragg’d to go,
Or show
A downcast look and sour ?

No; ‘tis a fast to dole
Thy sheaf of wheat,
And meat,
Unto the hungry soul.

It is to fast from strife,
From old debate
And hate ;
To circumcise thy life.

To show a heart grief-rent ;
To starve thy sin,
Not bin ;
And that’s to keep thy Lent.

 -- Robert Herrick 1591-1675

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