This video was originally published as part of Ad Cenam Agni, a 2023 virtual Lenten Retreat hosted by the Abbot's Circle.
The fifth Sunday of Lent marks Passiontide, when we start to focus more on the Passion of Christ. It is also the time when, counterintuitively, the Church asks us to veil the images that depict Christ and the saints. Why, if we are focusing on His Passion, are we veiling these images? In this video, Fr. Frederick helps untangle this puzzle by explaining how these covered images of Christ help demonstrate the significance, sorrow, and loss of His Passion.