Monday in the First Week of Lent

Today’s Gospel tells of the Last Judgment, as the separation of the sheep from the goats followed by Jesus enumerating the first six works of mercy. Here the parable of the welcoming of the sheep and the rejection of the goats appears on what was once the lid of a sarcophagus.

Matthew 25.31-46

The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger


Explanation of the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays, holydays and festivals throughout the ecclesiastical year, to which are added the lives of many saints by Leonard Goffiné (Pustet, 1880).

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays (Benziger, 1896).

Meditations for Every Day

Meditations for Every Day in the Year by Roger Baxter (Benziger, 1823, reprinted in 1884).

Meditations for All the Days of the Year by M. Hamon (Benziger, 1894).

Meditations on the Life, the Teaching and the Passion of Jesus Christ for Every Day of the Ecclesiastical Year by Augustine Maria Ilg (Benziger, 1901).


Medieval Music Database


Mosaic of the Separation of Sheep from Goats in Sant’Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna

The Seven Works of Mercy by Caravaggio

A Guide to Christian Iconography

Age of Spirituality page 508, no. 501.

Station Church

San Pietro in Vincoli

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