“Holy Week”, A Vintage CTS Booklet

Miserere mei, Domine

“Holy Week”

In preparation for the Holy Week, Shane at the always excellent Lux Occulta has posted this vintage booklet dedicated to the Holy Week.

I’d say that besides being a very good indication of how seriously people took the Holy Week in 1961, it has lost nothing of its, well, “modernity” and can – if printed, or consulted daily – be a very useful “spiritual guide” to the very important days in front of us.

There’s not much to say other than to suggest the reading of this booklet, which is nothing world-changing in Catholic instruction, nor is it supposed to be – but is very intelligent structured. A pity that the CTS doesn’t decide to really reprint and market these useful booklets instead of forcing us to cope with a .pdf version (and lucky to get it, I’d add).


A prayer for our indefatigable Shane is, I think, more than in order.


Posted on April 13, 2011, in Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Mundabor, thanks very much for posting this – and also for your kind comments and prayers (which shall be reciprocated).

    I just found this comment at the New Liturgical Movement by Jose L Campos:

    “The way I look at these facts is the following: I drive to church and leave the car together with many other people in a desertic asphalted plain that I choose to consider Purgatory. I proceed through the little garden that surrounds the church, a pale remembrance of the terrestrial Paradise, into the church proper. There, the faithful form orderly rows, it is like an intimation of the heavenly court. The mass proceeds step by step as far as its culmination, the raising of the Host over our heads, and the solemn contemplation of It. The silence is wondrous until some children alert us to the fact that they also participate. Eventually the honey of grace is distributed from the beehive to the bees that will be strengthened by it and carry its power after the slow descent from the liturgical mountain into the world. We will traverse the terrestrial Paradise again and cross through the Purgatory in to the world, but dialectically we are not the same persons, we have been transformed.”

    • “The silence is wondrous until some children alert us to the fact that they also participate.”

      A beautiful reflection, but the one above is the best I think 😉


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