Category Archives: EASTER

WDTPRS “Low” Sunday, “Mercy” Sunday, “Quasimodo” Sunday, Sunday “in albis”

This Sunday has many nicknames.  In the post-Conciliar calendar it is the “Second Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy)”.  It is also called “Thomas Sunday” (because of the Gospel reading about the doubting Apostle), and “Quasimodo Sunday” (from the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Vigil of Easter: stir up in your Church a spirit of adoption

Our Lenten journey brings us to the greatest feast day of the whole liturgical year.
We saw the priesthood and Eucharist instituted at Holy Thursday.  A glimpse of Easter glory was given us with the singing of the Gloria.  The … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 87: Veni Sancte Spiritus – The Pentecost Sequence dissected

I started this one thinking that I could make a fast audio project and then move on.  Ha!
In this PODCAzT I dissect the Pentecost Sequence, Veni Sancte Spiritus, also used during the Octave of Pentecost in the traditional Roman calendar.
I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Whit Tuesday

It is Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost
Here is an oldie PODCAzT I made for this day last year: 
057 08-05-13 John Paul II on the unforgivable sin; Our Lady of Fatima and the vision of Hell – TUESDAY
On this … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Whit Monday

Octaves are mysterious times during which the liturgical clock stops. 
We have an opportunity to rest in the mystery, reflect on it during the 8th day – an echo of God’s rest continuing after the Creation and foreshadowing of the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Sunday after Ascension Thursday (1962MR) – COLLECT

From an old article for The Wanderer :

Today’s Secret survived the vivisections of the experts of the Consilium to survive in the Novus Ordo editions of the Missale Romanum as the Super Oblata of Monday after the 7th … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Collect (Mercy Sunday)

In the post-Conciliar calendar this is the “Second Sunday of Easter.”  It is sometimes called “Thomas Sunday” because of the Gospel reading about the doubting Apostle.  It is called “Quasimodo Sunday” for the first word of the opening chant, the … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 83: St. Augustine on the challenge of remaining faithful

In this simple PODCAzT, we will pry open St. Augustine’s sermon to newly baptized Catholics.
He talks to them about the hardships they will face in remaining faithful under the onslaught of temptations presented by the unfaithful.
In s. 376A Augustine is … Continue reading

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The EXSULTET is one of the most spectacular moments of all the Church’s liturgical life.
When it is sung well in Latin the Church is in her glory!
I have fond memories of singing … Continue reading

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