One May Wonder Where So Many Faithful Flock Each Morning
Vatican City, April 07, 2014 (Zenit.org)
It is evident that Catholics are acknowledging Lent in various ways throughout the Eternal City. However, some may not realize that there is a particular Lenten tradition in which English-speakers have been participating.
The Pontifical North American College has been following the tradition of the Roman station churches. Information about the station churches, including the the history of Roman stational liturgy history, the schedule, times, and history of the churches themselves, can be found on PNAC’s website.
This Roman tradition dates back almost back to the start of Christianity. It started with the pope celebrating Mass every day of Lent at a different church in Rome. The objective was to bring more unity within the city and its different churches. Read more