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WDTPRS – Vigil of Pentecost (1962MR): from gerbils to lions

Can you believe that today is already the Vigil of Pentecost? COLLECT (1962MR): Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut claritatis tuae super nos splendor effulgeat; et lux tuae lucis corda eorum, qui per gratiam tuam renati sunt, Sancti Spiritus illustratione confirmet. Splendor … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Pentecost Sunday: Holy Church’s warp and weft hold true

The Fiftieth Day Feast, Hebrew Shavuot or Greek Pentekosté, for the Jews commemorated the descent of God’s Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, wreathed in fire, fifty days after the Exodus.  Fifty days after Our Lord’s Resurrection, the tenth (perfection) … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Sunday after Ascension: We have not been terrified by chains!

Today’s prayer – for Sunday after Ascension – because that’s what it is – survived the Consilium’s scissor and gluepot ministrations to live in the 2002 Missale Romanum as the alternative Collect for Mass on the day of Ascension. Rather, the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Ascension Thursday: That hope informs our trials

Tonight at 6:30 PM at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff we will have a Solemn Mass for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord… because it is Ascension THURSDAY… today. A priest friend wrote this morning: “Today we have … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Easter (1962MR): The smoke of Satan

The Collect for the 4th Sunday after Easter, in the traditional Roman calendar, is the same as the Collect for the 21st Ordinary Sunday in the post-Conciliar calendar. Or… the other way around! Let’s look at the structure. Deus, qui … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday of Easter: The prayer’s very word order reveals God’s love

As we journey from the passion and Easter toward Ascension and Pentecost, the Church in Holy Mass leads us through meditations on the fruits of the Resurrection and our baptism.  Our mysterious procession was made possible by the Cross.  Our … Continue reading

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WDTPRS and AUDIO: The Exsultet – explained, translated, sung

It’s hard to believe but this post goes back to 2005! 14 years ago! I always get requests about the Exsultet, so here you are. ___ Originally published in 2005 The EXSULTET is one of the most spectacular moments of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Spy Wednesday, the last Collect of Lent

The term “Spy” Wednesday is probably an allusion to Christ’s betrayal by Judas. This prayer was the Collect for this same day in the 1962 Missale Romanum. It was also in the ancient Gregorian Sacramentary in both the Hadrianum and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday of Lent- Laetare: Prompt devotion, eager faith – PHOTOS

The nickname Laetare originated from the first word of the Introit chant for Sunday’s Mass, “Rejoice!” On Laetare Sunday there is a slight relaxation of Lent’s penitential spirit, because we have a glimpse of the joy that is coming at Easter, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday of Lent (NO): a more perfect “view”

Here is the Collect of the 2nd Sunday of Lent, a new composition for the Novus Ordo based on a precedent in the Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum: Deus, qui nobis dilectum Filium tuum audire praecepisti, verbo tuo interius nos pascere digneris, ut, spiritali … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Lent (Novus Ordo): The transforming Lenten “Sacrament”

The Roman Station for the 1st Sunday of Lent is St. John Lateran. COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR): Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur. Quadragesima is the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 8th Ordinary Sunday: The “Barque of Peter” on turbulent seas

Let us has a swift look at the Collect for the upcoming 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  This formulary doesn’t present itself each year because of the vagaries of the Moon.  This year, in the Ordinary Form, there are more … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Quinquagesima Sunday: Prepare for the fight of your life!

In our traditional Roman calendar, this coming Sunday is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.  This is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us for the discipline of Lent. The priest’s vestments are purple. No Gloria.  No Alleluia. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Septuagesima Sunday: PRE-LENT BEGINS!

While in the new-fangled calendar Sunday is the 6th in Ordinary Time, and celebrated in green vestments,in the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Septuagesima, Latin for the “Seventieth” day before Easter. The Roman Station for Septuagesima is St. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 5th Sunday after Epiphany AND 5th Ordinary Sunday: Familial military or martial family?

This Sunday we have what often winds up as a “left over”, or a “remaining” or even a “Where the heck is this Sunday in my Missal?!?” Sunday.  Because the vagueries of your planets Moon, this year we get quite … Continue reading

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