Passion Sunday 2021
Today is also the feast of St. Benedict whose influence has had such an impact on western civilization. Later this week we have St. John Damascene who defended our use of images of the saints. The liturgical year is our response to Our Lord’s command at the Last Supper to “Do this in memory of Me”. Passion Sunday continues this on the road to Calvary by having us veil the statues of the saints as a penance and suffering. This unites us with the sufferings of Christ and sanctifies our own sufferings which are our means of sanctification. With this appreciation for our living in this vale of tears we can look upon Adam’s sin as something from which we can and should benefit.