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WDTPRS – 28th Ordinary Sunday: Fascinating Collect, seminar on grace!

The elegant Collect for the 28th Ordinary Sunday has been used for centuries on the 16th Sunday after Pentecost according to the traditional Roman calendar.  This is a lovely prayer to sing.
Tua nos, quaesumus, Domine, gratia semper et praeveniat et … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 26th Ordinary Sunday: “man cannot live without love”

Our Collect for the 26th Ordinary Sunday, slightly different from its ancestor in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary, is also in the 1962 Missale Romanum for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost.
Deus, qui omnipotentiam tuam parcendo maxime et miserando manifestas, gratiam tuam … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 25th Ordinary Sunday: Each love fuels the other, when love of God is first.

This week’s Collect for Mass for the upcoming 25th Ordinary Sunday (Novus Ordo, obviously), was introduced into the Missale Romanum with the Novus Ordo but it is influenced by a prayer in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary.
Deus, qui sacrae legis omnia constituta … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 17th Sunday after Pentecost: diabolical contagion

Is this prayer appropriate today or what?!?
I used it as a starting point for my sermon today.
This Sunday’s Collect prayer – in the Extraordinary Form:
Da, quaesumus, Domine, populo tuo diabolica vitare contagia: et te solum Deum pura mente sectari.
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WDTPRS – 24th Ordinary Sunday: Does it make any difference to offer prayers to God?

Given The Present Crisis and the call, often taken up now, for prayer and more prayer, we might consider whether it makes any real difference to offer prayers to God.
The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in pre-Conciliar … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 21st Ordinary Sunday: the smoke of Satan v. invisible love

Let’s look at the Collect for the upcoming 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time:
Deus, qui fidelium mentes unius efficis voluntatis, da populis tuis id amare quod praecipis, id desiderare quod promittis, ut, inter mundanas varietates, ibi nostra fixa sint corda, ubi … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 20th Ordinary Sunday: invisible love, pulsing with longing

The Collect for the 20th Ordinary Sunday, found also in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary, is in the 1962 Missale Romanum for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost.
Deus, qui diligentibus te bona invisibilia praeparasti, infunde cordibus nostris tui amoris affectum, ut, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 19th Ordinary Sunday: trusting audacity and harrowing consolation

The Collect for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text.
Note that for the 2002 Missale … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 17th Ordinary Sunday: Sin-Teflon and Demon-Kevlar

Shall we look at the Collect for this Sunday’s Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form?
COLLECT (2002MR):
Protector in te sperantium, Deus, sine quo nihil est validum, nihil sanctum, multiplica super nos misericordiam tuam, ut, te rectore, te duce, sic bonis transeuntibus nunc utamur, ut iam possimus … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 16th Ordinary Sunday: The Enemy is hunting YOU

The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday is not in any pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum.  It has its antecedent in a 9th century manuscript.  Enjoy the fine clausula (rhythmic ending).
Propitiare, Domine, famulis tuis, et clementer gratiae tuae super eos dona multiplica, ut, spe, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 14th Ordinary Sunday: from dust to freedom

On the weekend in the wake of Independence Day, our Collect for the 14th Ordinary Sunday offers the image of material creation as an enervated body, weakened by sin, lying in the dust whence it came.
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WDTPRS- 13th Ordinary Sunday: error binds, truth frees

At work in the Collect for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time are themes of divine adoption and the splendor of truth.
Our prayer connects being wrapped up in error with separation from God.  It joins divine adoption with coming into … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Pentecost: “HEY YOU!” *smack*

Here’s something a little different.  Let’s look at the Secret for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, in the traditional use of the Roman Rite, also used on Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent, which has its Station Mass at San … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 11th Ordinary Sunday – ‘firmness’ and ‘infirmity, ‘intention’ and ‘action’

This week’s Collect is pretty much the same as one in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary and the prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum used during the week after Trinity Sunday.
Deus, in te sperantium fortitudo, invocantibus nostris adesto propitius, et, quia … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Body and Blood of the Lord: His yoke is “sweet” and “light”

In the traditional Roman calendar for the 1962 Missale Romanum today, Thursday, is the Feast of Corpus Domini, or Corpus Christi.  In the post-Conciliar Missal’s calendar today is also Corpus Christi.
In the Novus Ordo and the traditional calendar many people will observe Corpus … Continue reading

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