The 4th Sunday of Lent is also called "Laetere Sunday." "Laetere" is a Latin word meaning "rejoice." On this day, priests and deacons are permitted to wear rose vestments instead of purple. The altars of churches are also adorned with beautiful roses or flowers. This is to signify the joy in our hearts amidst this penitential season, knowing that Easter is coming soon; our Lord will rise and come again. This Laetere Sunday, we are encouraged to remain steadfast and patient in our penance, to rejoice because our hope of glory is near!