Today is Saturday in the Octave of Pentecost, or at least it ought to be in in the Novus Ordo as it is in the older, Traditional Roman Calendar.
This is the sixth and final PODCAzT for the Pentecost Octave.
Sermon 80 of St. Leo the Great (+442), was preached on one of the fast days in the week after Pentecost. It is incredibly short, so we hear it in its entirety in English first and then in Latin. I give some pointers for how to listen to both the English and what to listen for in the Latin as well.
Please forgive me for a slip… I forget what century we are presently in. Oh well…
Then, I just ramble. More than I usually do, that is. I wasn’t even going to make this PODCAzT today, but at the last said… what the heck. So, I look around at the books on my desk and pick things up and just start talking, and creating links between them and what pops into my mind. This is a bit of an experiment.
For music, we have Come, Holy Ghost from the Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford, then O, Come Holy Spirit by the King’s Consort, then Veni Creator Spiritus by a whole bunch of Franciscans. Toward the end we hear Veni Sancte Spiritus again from Queen’s College. To wrap it up, Veni Sancte Spiritus, the whole thing, the Sequence in Gregorian Chant sung by the Norbertines at Sant’Antimo in Italy.