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.

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Feast of the Holy Lance and Nails”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 December 2019. Web. 28 September 2020. <>