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WDTPRS Monday in the 1st Week of Lent (NO)

There are curiosities in this prayer, even controversial things.
Converte nos, Deus, salutaris noster,
et, ut nobis opus quadragesimale proficiat,
mentes nostras caelestibus instrue disciplinis.

Today’s prayer comes from the Gelasian Sacramentary in the section for prayers from the 10th month, a time when … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (2002MR): what we can learn in no other way

Today’s Roman Station is St. John Lateran.
Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus,
ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti,
et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum,
et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur.

Quadragesima is the Latin word for the season of Lent, literally … Continue reading

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Francis and the Weeping Priests

Today the Holy Father met with the clergy of Rome.  I read the highlights in the Italian VIS and I am working my way through the video of the whole event. BELOW.
His Holiness said “preti ‘asettici’ non aiutano la Chiesa… … Continue reading

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Quinquagesima Sunday: Prepare for battle!

In our traditional Roman calendar Sunday is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.   This the final pre-Lenten Sunday before for the annual discipline of Lent begins.
The prayers and readings for the pre-Lenten Sundays were compiled by St. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Sexagesima Sunday: “that we may be fortified against every adverse thing”

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Sexagesima, Latin for the “Sixtieth” day before Easter.  This number is more symbolic than arithmetical. Last week was the first of these pre-Lenten Sundays, Septuagesima or “Seventieth.
The pre-Lenten Sundays prepare us … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 5th Ordinary Sunday – On the march!

Let’s look for a bit at Sunday’s Collect.
Familiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine,
continua pietate custodi,
ut, quae in sola spe gratiae caelestis innititur,
tua semper protectione muniatur.

This Collect was in the pre-Conciliar 1962MR, the so-called “Tridentine” Missal, for the 5th … Continue reading

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Priest (D. Brentwood, UK) claims we can use obsolete English translation of Missal. FAIL.

Readers of Protect the Pope have informed us that Bishop Thomas McMahon has acted decisively against Fr Butler’s letter advocating that they abandon the revised Roman Missal by writing to the priests of Brentwood diocese to refute his arguments and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3 Feb: St. Blaise – life is dangerous business

Exaudi, Domine, populum tuum,
cum beati Blasii martyris patrocinio supplicantem,
ut et temporalis vitae nos tribuas pace gaudere,
et aeternae reperire subsidium.
O Lord, graciously hear Your people
begging by means of the patronage of blessed martyr Blaise,
that you grant us to delight in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday after Epiphany – Do It Yourself Edition!

The Post Communion of today’s Mass, on this 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, is spectacular:
Quos tantis, Domine, largiris uti mysteriis: quaesumus; ut effectibus nos eorum veraciter aptare digneris.
Let’s see if you, perhaps collectively, can do something along the lines of my … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time: the position of a beggar

We have moved into the Time called “Ordinary”, by which we mean “ordered”, not “unexceptional”.
In the traditional calendar of the Extraordinary Form, this is the “Time through the year”, divided into time after Epiphany and after Pentecost. This terminology, “Tempus … Continue reading

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