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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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It’s that time of year again.
Time to get your 2018 ORDO.
The new liturgical year begins with Advent on 3 December.canons
“Ordo” is a short way of referring to the booklet called Ordo divini officii recitandi sacrique peragendi” or else “Ordo Missae CElebrandae … Continue reading
The north side of Chicago has massive and venerable Polish churches. Some have languished and were in danger of closure, such as St. John Cantius and St. Mary of the Angels.
What revived them? Traditional Catholic liturgy and teaching.
I had a … Continue reading
Advent is upon us soon. The Last Sunday of the Year is 26 November. That is “Stir Up Sunday“, when you should prepare your Christmas puddings.
Think about getting your Christmas shopping done early.
First, remember always… always… to use my links … Continue reading
I get quite a few books. Two grabbed my special attention.
Remember, you eventually will do some shopping for Christmas. Yes, I know it’s early, but I like to get mine done early so I don’t have to worry about it. … Continue reading
First, even as Advent draws nearer and nearer, fix it in your mind to do your online shopping using my search box on the side bar! Time flies. I like to get my shopping done well in advance so … Continue reading
The distinguished Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui sent me three prints of saints whose feast days are not very far off. As usual, in his inimitable style, his images present both awe and whimsy.
BUT FIRST… a touching story…
After Mass last Sunday a … Continue reading
Here is a great opportunity, not only to experience a great Catholic boys choir, but also to SUPPORT a great Catholic boys choir!
There are both Masses and concerts. Take note.
The Schola Cantorum of The London Oratory School
I’m pretty excited about this book and I haven’t even gotten into it yet!
I’ve read a lot about Galileo over the years. This looks good. I like that “in context” part. The book doesn’t just deal with issues, but about … Continue reading
As we approach LutherFest, I’d like to remind you all of a truly informative and engaging book. This collection of essays is helpful.
Luther and His Progeny: 500 Years of Protestantism and Its Consequences for Church, State, and Society
US HERE – UK HERE
To give … Continue reading
Lots of groups are coming out with sacred music discs these days. GREAT!
Well in advance of the Advent/Christmas season, the Dominican Sisters of Mary in Ann Arbor, MI have a new Christmas music disc. They are celebrating their own 20th year. … Continue reading
On 13 October 2017 we observe the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun that concluded Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, Portugal.
In celebration of that anniversary and to give glory to God and honor to Mary, Mother of the … Continue reading
One of you readers sent a book from my Amazon wishlist (thanks, S). I have started to dig in and it is great.
Joseph Clifford Fenton’s The Theology of Prayer
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I was immediately struck by the different style of … Continue reading
There is a promising conference in – I think – Kansas. The advertising is a little confusing, since they are talking about it on the site of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Littleton (Denver), CO where my friend Fr. … Continue reading
There are several groups of sisters whom I like to support. I just received a note from another: the Carmelites of Port Tobacco.
Frankly, I had to look that up to see if it was a real place and group. It … Continue reading
There is to be an interesting liturgical conference in W. Peabody, Mass, in September. Priests and seminarians should pay particular attention.
Culmen Et Fons 2017: On Liturgical Formation
“Fons et culmen” concerns the famous phrase about the Eucharist being the “source and summit” in Sacrosanctum Concilium.
Description … Continue reading