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WDTPRS Epiphany Collect: transformed by the beauty of Your sublime glory

In the ancient Western Church and in the East, Epiphany was more important than the relative latecomer Christmas.  Epiphany is from the Greek word for a divine “manifestation” or “revelation”.  There are many “epiphanies” of God in the Scripture.  Think, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Advent – “the childlike dash towards the long-desired thing”

We are coming to the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also nicknamed Gaudete…. the plural imperative of gaudeo, “Rejoice!”. This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential aspect of Advent. Yes, Advent is a penitential time, though not so much … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 13: 2nd Friday of Advent – “the trees of the wood will clap their hands”

This year I once again offer a short daily podcast to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
These are especially offered as a token of gratitude for my benefactors … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Advent: true Advent preparation

Advent begins a new liturgical year.  Each year Holy Church presents the history of our salvation and the mysteries of the life, death, resurrection and the return of the Lord.  Each year we ourselves are a little different. The unchanging … Continue reading

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REMINDER: CD of music for Advent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

Last year the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, in Missouri, released a great music CD of music for Advent.
It is still available!
There are zillions of Christmas music offerings out there.  Advent?  Not so much.
This disk can help you keep … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Christ the King (2002MR): the elements will be dissolved with fire, the earth will be burned up

We have come back to the last Sunday of the liturgical year.  In the post-Conciliar calendar of the Roman Church this is the Solemnity of Christ the King.  In the older calendar, this is celebrated (with a rather different meaning!) … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 33rd Ordinary Sunday: perpetual felicitous devotion

Let’s have a glance at the Collect for the penultimate Sunday of the liturgical year, in the Novus Ordo calendar, the 33rd Ordinary Sunday.
Da nobis, quaesumus, Domine Deus noster, in tua semper devotione gaudere, quia perpetua est et plena felicitas, si bonorum omnium … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 32nd Ordinary Sunday – as lightly burdened foot soldiers on an urgent mission

We look today at the Collect for the 32nd Ordinary Sunday, close to Veterans Day 2013 (DONATE to the Archdiocese for Military Services!) which, having an antecedent in the Gelasian Sacramentary, is also used in the Extraordinary Form on the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 31st Ordinary Sunday: We stumble mostly by choice.

The Collect for the 31st Ordinary Sunday, which was in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary, is also found in the Extraordinary Form on the 12th Sunday after Pentecost.
Omnipotens et misericors Deus, de cuius munere venit, ut tibi a fidelibus tuis digne … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Christ the King (1962MR) – “no hugs and fluffy lambs”

Each year Holy Church presents to us the history of salvation, from Creation to the Lord’s Coming (His First and also His Final Coming).  At this time of year, as we move in the Northern Hemisphere into the darkness of … Continue reading

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