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WDTPRS: Pro seipso sacerdote – For the priest himself (1962MR)

This time of year many new priests are being ordained and, consequently, many priests observe their own anniversaries.  Today is my anniversary.
In the traditional, Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite a priest can add orations for himself, Pro seipso sacerdote, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Collect 6th Sunday of Easter – “busy love”

Here is this week’s Collect, for the 6th Sunday of Easter:
Fac nos, omnipotens Deus, hos laetitiae dies, quos in honorem Domini resurgentis exsequimur, affectu sedulo celebrare, ut quod recordatione percurrimus semper in opere teneamus.
This is glued together from bits and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 5th Sunday of Easter (2002MR) – eternity and sempiternity are different

Sunday’s Collect for the Ordinary Form was not in a previous edition of the Roman Missal. A precedent is found in the Sacramentarium Bergomense.
COLLECT:
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
semper in nobis paschale perfice sacramentum
ut, quos sacro baptismate dignatus es renovare,
sub tuae protectionis auxilio … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 2nd Sunday after Easter (1962MR): devastation and rising

Let’s see what happened to today’s Collect in the 1962 Missale Romanum when it was ported over into the 1970MR.
COLLECT (1962MR):
Deus, qui Filii tui humilitate iacentem mundum erexisti:
fidelibus tuis sanctam concede laetitiam;
ut, quos perpetuae mortis eripuisti casibus,
gaudiis facias perfrui sempiternis.
With a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 3rd Sunday of Easter – your beehive

This Sunday’s Collect, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind us of the Easter Vigil.
The prayer has antecedents in both the Veronese and Gelasian sacramentaries, though it is not in pre-Conciliar … Continue reading

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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 Easter Sunday: “Be what you see and receive what you are.”

We observed the Sacred Triduum: the priesthood was celebrated, the Eucharistic Christ was reposed and the altar stripped, the Passion was sung and the Cross was kissed.  Our liturgical death was complete.  Then in the evening, in some places even … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 45 Good Friday

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Today is Good Friday of the Sacred Triduum.
Examine your consciences.

Have you made your good confession?
Today we hear something from the wonderful  CD of music for Lent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt14/0645Lent2014.mp3
These daily podcasts for Lent … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – the transforming example

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people were freed from servile work so that they could attend the liturgies, once celebrated … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 5th Sunday of Lent: His love lives and works in and through us.

Traditionally this upcoming Sunday is called First Passion Sunday or First Sunday of the Passion.  “Passiontide” begins.
It is also known as Iudica Sunday, from the first word of the Introit of Mass (from Ps 42/41), and sometimes Repus (from repositus … Continue reading

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