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Closed on Sunday. You my ???

Non enim aetati nostrae dignum est, inquit, fingere : ut multi adolescentium, arbitrantes Eleazarum nonaginta annorum transisse ad vitam alienigenarum.At our age it would be unbecoming to make such a pretense; many young people would think the ninety-year-old Eleazar had … Continue reading

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Pray. Rest. And a Fig.

The Readings for the 32nd Thursday, Tempus per Annum (C1) Wisdom 7:22-8:1 Luke 17:20-25 Est enim in illa spiritus intelligentiae, sanctus, unicus, multiplex, subtilis, disertus, mobilis, incoinquinatus, certus, suavis, amans bonum, acutus, quem nihil vetat, benefaciens, humanus, benignus, stabilis, certus, … Continue reading

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Orate Pro Nobis

 O God, you have been pleased to enrich the Order of Preachers with a countless offspring of saints, and have gloriously crowned in them the heroic merits of every virtue; grant us so to tread in their steps, that as … Continue reading

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When Empires Collapse

Readings for the 29th Wednesday, Tempus per Annum (C1) Romans 6:12-18 Luke 12:39-48 Non ergo regnet peccatum in vestro mortali corpore ut obediatis concupiscentiis ejus. Sed neque exhibeatis membra vestra arma iniquitatis peccato. Sin must not reign over your mortal … Continue reading

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Be Not Afraid

The Office of Readings for the feast of Pope St John Paul. From the Homily of Saint John Paul II, Pope, for the Inauguration of his Pontificate (22 October 1978: AAS 70 [1978], 945-947) Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors … Continue reading

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Stuff and Things. Mostly things. Some Stuff.

The Readings for the Feast of St Luke (C1) 2 Timothy 4:10-17B Luke 10:1-9 Penulam, quam reliqui Troade apud Carpum, veniens affer tecum, et libros, maxime autem membranas. When you come, bring the cloak I left with Carpus in Troas, … Continue reading

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The Calling of St Cletus

The Readings for Monday in the 28th Week, Tempus Per Annum (C1) Romans 1:1-7 Luke 11:29-32 Omnibus qui sunt Romae, dilectis Dei, vocatis sanctis.To all that are at Rome, the beloved of God, called to be saints. Romans is Paul’s most … Continue reading

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St John the Melodist

St John Henry Cardinal Newman was a very accomplished hymn writer. Many of his hymns are here in the Hymnary. There’s also a long biography there. Praise to the Holiest in the height,and in the depth be praise:in all his … Continue reading

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In hope of less.

This is not a rant about the novus ordo but the next few words may sound like it. One of the things that annoy me about the Pre V2-Post v2 argument is the claim that the new lectionary (for mass … Continue reading

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The banquet is prepared.

Knowing that we are the prodigal, that Jesus is the father welcoming us home… Continue reading

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