Today St. Augustine (+430) talks to us about how to prayer, especially in light of the Our Father. We take an excerpt from his letter 130 to an elderly Roman widow, Proba, who was refugee in North Africa after Alaric the Goth sacked Rome in 411.
Also, I make some remarks about how to treat newcomers at celebrations of the older form of Mass. Since Summorum Pontificum is now in force, people who haven’t been to the older Mass will be getting first impressions. Let’s make sure they are good impressions.
I also have some voicemail from a listener who phoned in. This message is about the older form of Mass at a couple Catholic colleges in the USA. Very positive!
046 07-10-08 Gregory the Great on when pastors should SPEAK UP; priests and getting your way
045 07-09-28 Augustine on pastors; my Motu Proprio sermon in England; chapel veils
044 07-08-27 St. Monica dies, Augustine weeps; Pope Benedict greets American seminarians
043 07-08-23 Benedict XVI on Mass “toward the Lord” and a prayer by St. Augustine
042 07-08-10 St. Augustine on St. Lawrence and how to be a Christian
041 07-08-09 Ratzinger on liturgical silence; silent Eucharist Prayer
040 07-08-02 Eusebius of Vercelli in exile; my column in on detractors of Summorum Pontificum
039 07-07-27 St. Augustine on Christ the Mediator; “for all” or “for many”?
038 07-07-25 Ratzinger on “active participation”; The Sabine Farm; Merry del Val’s music
037 07-07-18 The position of the altar and the priest’s “back to the people”