The beginning of the Lenten Period

On Tuesday 5th February, on the eve of Ash Wednesday, the Seminary community celebrated the heralding of Lent.  The community gathered in the chapel at 7pm and Fr Richard N Farrugia led the celebration.  First, the heralding was sung, then the artal and the ambone were adorned with the violet vestments while the community sang the ‘Attende Domine’.  The Reading for the First Sunday of Lent was read, followed by a reflection on the same Reading.  The Rev Rector suggested changes to the daily programme proposed for Lent, mainly: the community will gather for the Noon Prayers before lunch is served; silence is to be observed on Frinday evenings; prayers associated with Lent are to be said during the day. The celebration came to an end by the singing of the psalm of the Liturgy of the First Sunday of Lent.