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WDTPRS – 21st Sunday after Pentecost (1962): I am horrified when I hear the modernists say…

Let’s have a look at the Collect for the upcoming Sunday in the TLM – 1962 Missale Romanum.  This a portion from my article for The Wanderer. This Collect has been in use at least since the time of the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 28th Ordinary Sunday: “God crowns His own merits in us”

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 … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 26th Ordinary Sunday: The Bowels of Mercy

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 … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 18th Sunday after Pentecost: Sometimes correction hurts.

The Collect for Sunday Mass this week in the Extraordinary Form wound up in the Ordinary Form Missale Romanum as the Collect for Saturday in the 4th Week of Lent. Go figure. It had an ancient source in the Gelasian … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 25th Ordinary Sunday: Do you have unfinished business?

This week’s Collect for Mass for the 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 – 24th Ordinary Sunday: “Does prayer make a difference?”, or, “God is our cosmic concierge.”

The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in pre-Conciliar editions of the Roman Missal but it has an antecedent in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary amongst the prayers used during September. Respice nos, rerum omnium Deus creator et rector, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 15th Sunday after Pentecost (EF): Sailing rough seas

Today’s Collect survived the long knives of the Consilium to live on the in the Novus Ordo editions of the Missale Romanum on Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent.  Figure that one out. We find it in the 8th … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 23rd Ordinary Sunday: Children of God, Soldiers of Christ

The Collect for the 23rd Ordinary Sunday was not in any pre-Conciliar edition of the Roman Missal, but it was in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary in a section for evening prayers during Paschaltide. Deus, per quem nobis et redemptio … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 22nd Ordinary Sunday: images of armies

The Collect for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time.  See also the 6th Sunday after Pentecost. COLLECT – (2002MR): Deus virtutum, cuius est totum quod est optimum, insere pectoribus nostris tui nominis amorem, et praesta, ut in nobis, religionis augmento, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 14th Sunday after Pentecost: healths, hands and the finger

This Sunday’s Collect for the Extraordinary Form survived the snipping and pasting of the Consilium and the late Rev. Annibale Bugnini’s liturgical experts to be used in the Ordinary Form on Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent.  Figure that … Continue reading

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