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From a reader:
For the past 11 years, our pastor has never said the correct words for the Ecce Agnus Dei, he loves to ad lib, and we are used … Continue reading
According to one reckoning, today, 12 September, could be the anniversary of the Battle of Marathon (490 BC). They are probably wrong, but… who cares?
Marathon is, of course, a Greek word (Mάραθον or modern Greek Μαραθώνας and ancient Μαραθών, Latin … Continue reading
2nd Vespers of 13th Sunday after Pentecost (BrevRom) with no frills, for the tired brethren.
Because of the handy iPhone app, which I reviewed, taken from the site divinumofficium.com, I read herein vespers in such a way that you can follow along … Continue reading
It’s Sunday Supper time. What did you have?
I picked some berries earlier today.
I prepared a pre-prandial martini, very dry.
Time for a stroll, martini in hand. Touches of color are appearing.
I checked on my mini beef roast and vegetables.
This is about … Continue reading
Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer at Ground Zero, 20 April 2008
O God of love, compassion, and healing,
look on us, people of many different faiths
who gather today at this site,
the scene of incredible violence and pain.
We ask you in your goodness
to … Continue reading
This is a classic Roman prayer, terse, balanced. Note the elegant repetition of propitiare. These two petitions are followed by two more, set off by an et…et construction. On the page of your Missale Romanum you may not immediately see … Continue reading
From a reader:
Lately, with your help, I have had much higher expectations and a greater appreciation for the liturgy at my parish. I expect to see the altar servers with black shoes, and the music and Mass settings appropriate and approved, which is … Continue reading
Bp. Davies (D. Shrewsbury): Pastoral letter on Pope Benedict’s visit, Friday abstinence, new translation
From ZENIT comes the text of a pastoral letter by the Bishop of Shrewsbury, England, Most Rev. Mark Davies. He issued it for the 1st anniversary of Pope Benedict’s visit to England. This pastoral letter is supposed to be read … Continue reading