Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Jesus Psalter

I first heard of the Jesus Psalter reading Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson’s wonderful Come Rack, Come Rope, a love story set in the time of the Elizabethan Pogroms. It was also my first introduction to how those Pogroms were conducted – … Continue reading

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Holy Things for the Holy

At RCIA we discussed sex and sexuality.  What an interesting thing, in the context of (Adult and Teen) confirmation class, to have an entire session devoted to sex. I say interesting because I think in 12 years I’ve heard the … Continue reading

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Liturgical Doodles

I’m given to understand that “back in the day” there were no “Vigil Masses” on Saturday Night and that proper piety in the West (as in the East) involved attending Saturday Vespers where one might also make confession. I’ve no … Continue reading

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Fer’im R Agin’im?

Today’s readings: Jeremiah 7:23-28 Luke 11:14-23 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.Qui non est mecum, contra me est: et qui non colligit mecum, dispergit.Luke 11:23 This verse is often contrasted … Continue reading

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70×7=Eternity

From CatholicLink Today Readings: Daniel 3:25, 34-43 Matthew 18:21-35 Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.Dicit illi Jesus: Non dico tibi usque septies: sed usque septuagies septies.Matthew 18:22 Forgiveness is one of the seven Spiritual … Continue reading

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Work? What Work?

Today’s Readings: 2 Samuel 7:4-5A, 12-14A, 16 Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22 Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24A Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. Joseph, fili David, noli timere accipere Mariam conjugem tuam.Matthew 1:20 … Continue reading

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Her Englightenment

Today’s readings: Exodus 17:3-7 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 John 4:5-42 Jesus said to her, “I am he, the one speaking with you.”Dicit ei Jesus: Ego sum, qui loquor te.John 4:26 You’ll be happy to know this never happened.  Well, something like … Continue reading

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Order of Christ Crucified

In Robert Hugh Benson’s Lord of the World, which will I most heartily recommend without reservation to all who come into these presents, the protagonist, Fr Percy, suggests to the Pope a new religious order: A new Order, Holiness—no habit or … Continue reading

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God’s Family Servants.

The Holy Family Window, St Joseph, a young Jesus, and the BVM. Today’s readings: Isaiah 1:10, 16-20 Matthew 23:1-12 The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.Matthew … Continue reading

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Don’t judge me, bro.

Today’s Readings: Daniel 9:4B-10 Luke 6:36-38 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.Luke 6:36-37a This verse can be thrown in our faces at … Continue reading

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