Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

Latin for: “a little group, meeting, company, assembled for amusement”

1 May – St. Joseph the Worker – Mighty Intercessor

Pray to St. Joseph, especially in your needs concerning your work and your vocation.  St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor.  He comes through for you especially when you are specific about what you need and when you need it.
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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for the Mass you heard to fulfill your Sunday obligation?   Let us know.
For my part, I spoke about an odd phrase in a standard English translation of the Epistle … Continue reading

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Prayers, please?

Here’s a prayer request.
As it turns out, I have gotten rather ill here in S. Italy.  I’ve started some antibiotics, and I need also to treat an eye infection.
I would appreciate your prayers to speed what I hope will be … Continue reading

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Your Good News

I haven’t posted one of these for some time.
Do you have good news to share with the readership?  We could all use good, edifying news.
For my part, our pilgrimage is going well.  I am exhausted with jet lag and a … Continue reading

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“the worthy deeds and prayers of thy blessed martyr George”

Here is a piece I wrote for the UK’s best Catholic weekly’s print edition of the Catholic Herald:
Last week in Los Angeles I visited the great Getty Museum.  My attention was arrested by a 16th century Italian oil on panel by … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday after Easter (TLM): Be distinguished by your profession of Christ!

In the midst of chaos, we need to bring our minds to work at hand, our work of sacred liturgy, the renewal of which is our only hope for true revitalization of the Church.
This Sunday’s Collect survived the knives of … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Sunday Obligation?   Let us know.
I’m with a pilgrimage group in S. Italy and we are having the TLM all through.  Today, very briefly indeed, I … Continue reading

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Felix Natalis Dies Roma!

Today is the 2771 Birthday of Rome. Happy birthday!
The Great Roman Fabrizio™ shared his quintessential, virtuous Roman repast: fave, pecorino, vino bianco.  It doesn’t get more Roman than that.

On the other hand, I arrived at Roma today to scoot southward … Continue reading

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“And Paul VI wept”. More fascinating notes about the Pope and the liturgical reform.

Today, Sandro Magistero offers some information about Paul VI’s true attitude about the liturgical reform sparked by “experts” such as Annibale Bugnini well before the Council, during the Liturgical Movement, and carried out through and after the Council by the … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal opine on latest developments

Here is the latest from Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal.

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