"...a victim to every humiliation, and suffering"
now that this Son of the Eternal God has entered the path of penance; now that we are about to see him a victim to every humiliation, and suffering even a death upon a Cross;- the Church does not spare us; she rouses us from our ignorance and our self-satisfaction. She bids us strike our breasts, have compunction in our souls, mortify our bodies because,- we are sinners. Our whole life ought to be one of penance; fervent souls are
ever doing penance; could anything be more just or necessary, than that we should do some penance during these days, when our Jesus is fasting in the desert, and is to die on Calvary?"
(1.) Tob. xii. 8, 9.
(Source: "The Liturgical Year: Lent", By The Very
Rev. Dom Prosper Guéranger,
Abbot of Solesmes, Chapter 3 "Practice During Lent", pp. 37-38, 39, 42, 1870 A.D.)
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