Category Archives: PRAYERCAzT: What Does The (Latin) Prayer Really Sound L

A weekly service for priests who use the 1962 Missale Romanum and want to know what the Latin prayers are supposed to sound like.

AUDIO PODCAzT: Via Crucis by Joseph Ratzinger

Here is another of my recording of the Stations of the Cross, this time by Joseph Ratzinger in 2005 for Good Friday just before the death of St John Paul II and his own election to the See of Peter. … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z gives a gift to his brother priests, confessors

Today I watched the video of the Pope who made his own confession before hearing the confessions of others. HERE That juxtaposition brought forcefully into my mind both the prayers I usually say before and after making my own confession, … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross – Joseph Ratzinger (Good Friday – 2005)

Here is my reading of the Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross, composed by Joseph Card. Ratzinger, once Pope, now His Holiness Benedict XVI, for the 2005 Good Friday observance at the Colosseum in Rome. I love the St. … Continue reading

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Midday Beauty Break for the Feast of the Transfiguration

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! I often listen to the hours sung by the monks at Le Barroux. Today for Sext the melody of the usual text of the hymn Rector potens verax Deus was strikingly beautiful. Here it … Continue reading

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AUDIO: Stations of the Cross – NEW VERSION – Bl. John Henry Newman

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! I have had two versions of the Via Crucis, or Stations of the Cross available in audio files, one by St. Alphonsus Liguori and the other by Pope Benedict in 2005.  For these click … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT: The Lorica of St. Patrick

The Latin word loríca means “a leather cuirass; a defense of any kind; a breastwork, parapet”.  In effect, it means “armor”.  It has come to be associated with a prayer attributed to St. Patrick (+ 5th c.) . “Loríca” is … Continue reading

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Vespers with no frills

For the Feast of the Cathedra of Peter with a commemoration of Ash Wednesday from the Breviarium Romanum, Vespers in Latin comes straight at ya’ without any bells or whistles. The meter of the hymn is interesting. Quodcumque in orbe … Continue reading

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1st Vespers of Quinquagesima

No frills Vespers from the Breviarium Romanum for the weary brethren.

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1st Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday

We have come to 1st Vespers of Septugesima Sunday already.  It seems like just the day before yesterday that the Christmas cycle ended. No.  Wait… it did. Here is something for the brethren if they need to fulfill their obligation … Continue reading

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1st Vespers for Holy Family (BrevRom): “ineffable” sighting

For my weary brethren, 1st Vespers for Holy Family from the Breviarium Romanum.  I sing the hymn and recite the rest.  FOLLOW ALONG. There is a prime use of “ineffable”. The hymn is beautiful in both words and melody.  Here … Continue reading

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iPhone app for Le Barroux

I sometimes listen the podcasts of the Benedictine monks at Norcia, in Italy.  They record and post on demand recordings of their hours and Mass.  Alas, they tend to go flat, a problem many groups have when singing psalms and … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 124: Advent Vespers hymn in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms compared

In this rapid PODCAzT I return to a hymn I dissected a few years ago in another of these audio projects, the hymn for Vespers during Advent, Conditor or Creator alme siderum, in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the … Continue reading

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How the Office begins

For those who may never have seen it, this is how one starts to pray the Office in the older form. There are variations, but today’s is typical. With the help of the iBreviary app and in English… a nice … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT/PODCAzT: Corpus Christi: singing the whole nine yards

I again inflict my singing on you for most of this project. Quite a while back I started a PRAYERCAzT series, wherein I read and/or sang the prayers and readings for upcoming Sundays and Feasts for the Extraordinary Form. I … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi no frills Matins (Breviarium Romanum)

No frill Matins for Corpus Christi with the Roman Breviary.  Perhaps the weary brethren can make use of it.  The hymn is particularly nice. You can follow on Divinum Officium or your iPhone app BrevMeum. In recording, I had a … Continue reading

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