“Rejoice, O Jerusalem; and come together all you that love her: rejoice with joy, you that have been in sorrow: that you may exult and be filled from the breasts of your consolation. (Psalm) I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: we shall go into the house of the Lord. Glory be to the Father.”
I really love being Catholic and all of the different customs and traditions. The Fourth Sunday of Lent is a break in an otherwise penitential season. The Priests and Deacons will wear Rose Color vestments and flowers may adorn the altar on this Sunday.
It is also a day to pray that those who have been in sorrow, or those who are undergoing spiritual desolation, may receive times of spiritual consolation in the midst of that desolation. While those moments of spiritual consolation do not take away completely an desolation, it should give one hope and relief in the midst of desolation. Those little moments of consolation certainly help us to get through the difficulties of life. May this Laetare Sunday bring you comfort, consolation and hope!