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Monday after Pentecost: Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church – TEXTS

People are sending me email about what to do on the Monday after Pentecost. Pope Francis designated that day as Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.
NB: In the traditional Roman calendar that day is, of course, Monday … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Two VERY different DAUGHTERS!

Some of you long time readers may recall that I’ve been a character in a sci-fi series. I was even killed… at least once. If that isn’t a motivation to read them, I don’t know what is.
I became a ongoing … Continue reading

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The Annunciation – The 1st Joyful Mystery

Because the vagaries of your planet’s progress around your yellow sun, and because of the whirling of it’s largest satellite, this year the Feast of the Annunciation fell on Palm Sunday.  Hence, our celebration of this great mystery has been … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 38 – Friday – 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide: The happiness of heaven

Today is Friday in the 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide.  The Roman Station Santo Stefano Rotondo.
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage you in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis decrees Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church

Pope Francis has decreed the insertion into the calendar of the ORDINARY Form the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church, to be celebrated on Pentecost Monday.
The decree is dated 11 Feb 2018, the 160th anniversary of the first apparition … Continue reading

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2 Feb – Rosary To The Interior: For the Purification of the Church

I received an email about an interesting project.
On February 2, 2018, which is the day celebrating the double Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, there will occur throughout the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The “Ultima” chant

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When my father died, about 11 years ago, the priest who offered his funeral Mass ended it by chanting what he called “the Ultima”. The priest who did it is a very good friend of mine, and this … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 17: Why is Mariology important for the Gospel?

Here is ADVENTCAzT 17, for Tuesday in the 3rd Week of Advent.
Help the Benedictine sisters whose music is often featured in these podcasts. They need your help before the end of the year.  HERE
Today we hear about Mary from Thomas … Continue reading

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Your RORATE MASSES – UPDATES

Some of you have written asking about “Rorate Masses” during Advent.
This is a beautiful custom – making a come back thanks to the spread of tradition – whereby Mass is celebrated illuminated only by candlelight. They are usually before dawn.
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Contemplating mysteries in the face of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Gazing at an image crafted by a true master who intended to open us up into mystery can, over time, produce great fruits.
For example, the 6th c. Byzantine icon of The Christ Pantocrator reveals two attitudes, in the two halves … Continue reading

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