Feast of the Holy Lance and Nails


Instituted by Pope Innocent VI in 1353 for Germany and Bohemia, and since then, by special concession, celebrated in various dioceses, countries and religious orders, but not everywhere on the same day. At present, wherever conceded, its celebration is assigned to the Friday after the first Sunday of Lent.

MLA Citation

  • “Feast of the Holy Lance and Nails”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 April 2012. Web. 22 January 2019. <http://catholicsaints.info/feast-of-the-holy-lance-and-nails/>