| Filippo Rusuti: mosaic on the frontside of Santa Maria Maggiore (Rome)|
Christ proclaims: I am the light of the world (from the Gospel of the day).
The ferial days of Lent are indeed extraordinary days. All have their own proper (the movable part of the text of the liturgy). The Romans used to gather at one church, where the collect prayer was sung (collect means gathering), and then go in procession to another church (the so called stational church), where Mass was celebrated. Come to Immaculate Conception church to experience these venerable rituals and hear ancient chants rarely heard outside of traditional monastic communities.