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Laetare Sunday

Laetare Sunday , so called from the incipit of the Introit at Mass, “Laetare Jerusalem” (“O be joyful, Jerusalem”), is a name used for today, the fourth Sunday of the season of Lent. This Sunday is also known as Mid-Lent Sunday (in French mi-carême), and Rose Sunday, because the golden rose sent by the popes to Catholic sovereigns, used to be blessed at this time.

Priests are given the option to wear rose coloured vestments at mass held on this day, in place of the purple vestments normally worn during Lent.
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