"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dominican Rite: The Lord's Most Holy Crown of Thorns


The thorns grow red with blood as they make Christ bleed; they cleanse the world from sin and open again the gates of heaven, alleluia.   -antiphon from Lauds

Bro. Peter Martyr OP posted on our provincial website about the Feast of the Lord's Most Holy Crown of Thorns from the Dominican Rite, offering some great insights for the Dominican spiritual life.

Bro. Peter Martyr writes in the post: "It is through Christ’s passion that our redemption is brought about. Thus, during this season in which we commemorate our freedom from sin and death and our new life in Christ, it is a great privilege, and even a blessing, to celebrate a feast commemorating one of the instruments that brought about this gift."


See also:  St. Vincent Ferrer Water & Q&A on Ecclesiae Universae and Dominican Rite