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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:51 pm 
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Why are statues covered in the Catholic church during Lent?


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 Post subject: Re: Cover statues
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:15 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSwkNjldb5c
This video stated the veiling or covering was done on the Fifth Sunday of Lent. If that is true, why did some Catholic churches have statues covered all during Lent?


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 Post subject: Re: Cover statues
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:51 pm 
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I can't explain why some churches do it throughout all of Lent. Traditionally it's done for Passiontide which is the last 2 weeks of Lent (i.e. from Passion Sunday through the Easter Vigil).

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 Post subject: Re: Cover statues
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Sometimes it's done for Holy Week only, though I'm encountering more places that do it for two weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Cover statues
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:10 pm 
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Our Parish has returned (in 2012) to the traditional custom of the two week period.

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 Post subject: Re: Cover statues
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:53 pm 
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I can't help but notice that no one has answered Petronius' question of why this is done. What I think he really means to ask is, just what is it supposed to symbolize or represent. I would like to know the answer to that as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Cover statues
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:38 pm 
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Our Pastor noted the subject in the bulletin a few times (hopefully this is helpful),

Page 6 of Bulletin
Page 5 of Bulletin

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 Post subject: Re: Cover statues
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:15 pm 
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MichaelD14 wrote:
Our Pastor noted the subject in the bulletin a few times (hopefully this is helpful),

Page 6 of Bulletin
Page 5 of Bulletin

Excellent details on the covering of images!!
Would even large statues like this be covered?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd297rK2B24


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