Signs of the Season: The Scrutinies

Right of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.)

This week, and the following weeks, we celebrate The Scrutinies. Their purpose is “to uncover, then heal, all that is weak, defective or sinful in the hearts of the Elect; to bring out, then strengthen, all that is upright, strong, and good.” While specifically designed for those who are entering the Church at the Easter Vigil, all of us can benefit from The Scrutinies by examining our hearts and consciences for both healing and strengthening.