Daily Archives: 27 August 2007

A seminarian needs help from WDTPRSers for older Mass

I got a very nice note from a new seminarian at the North American College in Rome.  He had listened to the newest PODCAzT in which I have an audio bit of the wonderful exchange between Pope Benedict and the … Continue reading

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NYY @ DET

NYY (72-59)  000000000   0  3  1      DET (71-60)  12313060X 16 20  0
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Book review: Bradshaw, L. A guide to the Celebration of Low Mass according to the traditional Roman Rite.

Sometime back I wrote that a new book had been published to.  It is by Lee Bradshaw, A guide to the Celebration of Low Mass according to the traditional Roman Rite. (Melbourne: Gavantus, 2007, pp.65).
A kind soul, probably Mr. Bradshaw, … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 44: St. Monica dies, Augustine weeps; Pope Benedict greets American seminarians

Today we hear from our frequent guest, St. Augustine of Hippo who speaks to us about the death of his mother, St. Monnica in 357 at Ostia, the port of Rome.  Augustine describes his mother’s life and death in Book … Continue reading

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St. Monica – avoided alcoholism

From Serge Lancel’s Augustine, the best biography I know of the great Bishop of Hippo (p. 8 ff – emphases mine):
Before devoting himself entirely to Mother Church, as he approached the age of forty, Augustine had had a concubine for … Continue reading

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Garum!

A biretta tip goes to Rogue Classicism   o{]:¬)  who alerted me to a yummy article in Business Standard about ancient garum, the fermented fish sauce which was the ketchup of the ancient world.
Ancient ketchup
DIET/ The Romans loved their fish sauce, … Continue reading

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27 August: St. Monica, widow – her tomb

This is the chapel in the church of St. Augustine in Rome (literally across the street from my back door) where the mortal remains of St. Monica (+387), the mother of Augustine of Hippo now rest. 
To the right is … Continue reading

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