What is Tenebrae?

Tenebrae (from the Latin word for “darkness”) consists of the liturgical offices of Matins and Lauds (prayer during the night and morning prayer) for the last three days of Holy Week, generally anticipated the evening before Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. After each psalm (9 at Matins and 5 at Lauds) a candle is extinguished from the triangular candlestick called a hearse, leaving the church in darkness. Gregorian Matins will

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Cardinal Burke to visit the Shrine on Sunday 8th March

His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Burke will say Low Mass on Sunday 8th March at 10.30am at the Shrine. All are welcome to attend and join us in the school hall after Mass for a social to meet him.

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