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WDTPRS – All Saints: “Lift up your countenance to heaven, then.”

The Collect for today’s Mass for All Saints is the same in both forms of the Roman Rite.  It it found already in the 8th century Liber sacramentorum Engolismensis. It was also, with variations in the Gelasian Sacramentary, among the prayers … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Pray to love what God commands

In the older, tradtional form of the Roman Rite, this Sunday, the last in October, is the Feast of Christ the King.  In the Novus Ordo, however, we has the 30th Sunday of what an old friend of mine called … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 20th Sunday after Pentecost: Quiet is a hallmark of the holy

Yesterday I posted about the Collect for this Sunday’s Novus Ordo Mass for the 29th Ordinary Sunday.  Now, let’s see the Collect for what I jocularly like to called the “adult Mass”, in the Extraordinary Form for the 20th Sunday … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 29th Ordinary Sunday: “bear with me” – Pregnancy and Glory

The Collect for this Sunday in the Novus Ordo, the 29th Ordinary Sunday, was in the the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary among the prayers for the 5th Sunday after Easter.  Those of you who participate in celebrations of Holy Mass according to the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 19th Sunday after Pentecost: SECRET – saving and healing

Today’s Secret for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost was in ancient versions of the Gelasian Sacramentary, such as the 8th c. Gellonensis.  I don’t think it survived the scissors of the Consilium, wielded by Fr. Bugnini’s liturgical experts.
SECRET (1962MR):
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WDTPRS – 28th Ordinary Sunday: “God crowns His 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.
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Card. Sarah: Holy See has last word on liturgical translations

People ran around with their hair on fire a while back when Pope Francis changed the process by which translations of the liturgical texts are prepared.  He gave a greater role to bishops conferences.
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WDTPRS 27th Ordinary Sunday: Ashes, idiots, soap and you.

When we pray with the right attitude, particularly kneeling before the altar of Sacrifice, joined in heart and mind with the our mediator, the priest, Christ Himself makes up for what we are incapable of accomplishing on our own.
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WDTPRS – 17th Sunday after Pentecost: Shun diabolical contamination!

This Sunday’s Collect prayer – in the Extraordinary Form:
Da, quaesumus, Domine, populo tuo diabolica vitare contagia: et te solum Deum pura mente sectari.
The phrase diabolica vitare contagia is a glory of the Latin Church’s millennial life of prayer.
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WDTPRS – 16th Sunday after Pentecost: good works bound up in grace

This Sunday’s dense Collect survived the scissors and paste-pots of the Consilium during the 1960’s and lived on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum as the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (next week). This prayer, used for centuries, is in the … Continue reading

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