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WDTPRS – 7th Ordinary Sunday: Spiritual, rational things pleasing to God

Let us look at the Collect for the upcoming 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Novus Ordo.
Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus,
ut, semper rationabilia meditantes,
quae tibi sunt placita, et dictis exsequamur et factis.
Note the spiffy separation of et dictis…et factis by the verb.  … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Septuagesima Sunday: “What am I getting myself into?!?”

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Septuagesima, Latin for the “Seventieth” day before Easter.  Already!  It is quite early this year. The Roman Station today is St. Lawrence outside the walls.
This number, 70, is more symbolic than arithmetical. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “kissing the porch”

For this Ordinary Form calendar Sunday, we have reached the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  In the Extraordinary Form this Sunday is the purple-draped, pre-Lent Septuagesima Sunday (Alleluia Buh-bye!).
In the Ordinary Form we have a Collect based on a prayer … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Epiphany: Martial family or familial military?

This Sunday we have what often winds up as a “left over”, or a “remaining” or even a “Where the heck is this Sunday in my Missal?!?” Sunday.  Because the vagueries of your planets Moon, this year we get quite … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 5th Ordinary Sunday: A clear and certain trumpet

This Sunday’s Collect is in the pre-Conciliar Missal for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany.   Our prayer presents imagery of a family and, on the other hand, a group of dutiful soldiers.
Familiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine,
continua pietate custodi,
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A trip down memory lane: liturgical translations again under attack by liberals

Is our collective memory getting shorter?
Over at Jesuit run America Magazine there is an opinion piece…
… wait… Jesuit-run America… isn’t that where, under the guidance of Thomas Reese, SJ… America published blasphemous images of Our Lady covered in latex?  Yes, I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Epiphany: YOU, weary foot soldier of the Church Militant

This Collect sometimes winds up at the end of the liturgical year, depending on when Easter, and therefore Pentecost, falls.  This year, because Easter is a little later, we have it before Septuagesima.
COLLECT (1962MR):
Deus, qui nos in tantis periculis constitutos pro … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Conversion of St. Paul: Comparison 1962MR & 2002MR Collects

In honor of the Apostle to the Gentiles let us make a rapid comparison of the Collects for today’s feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.
We’ll look first at the 1962 Missale Romanum and then the 2002 edition.
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WDTPRS: 3rd Ordinary Sunday – “abound with good works”

The Collect for the upcoming 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form.

Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
dirige actus nostros in beneplacito tuo,
ut in nomine dilecti Filii tui
mereamur bonis operibus abundare.
This was in the 1962 Missale Romanum as the Collect for the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Ordinary Sunday (NO) & 2nd after Epiphany (TLM): We are beggars

I can’t think of a time when it was more important to beg God for mercy and aid, with bent knees, face to the ground.
In the reformed calendar, we have moved into the Time called “Ordinary”, by which we mean “ordered”, … Continue reading

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“Learn to love as I love thee.”

Real Epiphany was on 6 January.  In the traditional calendar, however, we are in the Season of Epiphany.  Hence, I’ll go on talking about Epiphany for a while.
At one of the blogs I now eagerly follow, A Clerk of Oxford, I read … Continue reading

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

In the Novus Ordo calendar Epiphany (which is supposed to be 12 days after Christmas – the reason it is called “Twelfth Night”) is sometimes moved to the Sunday.  I suppose that they reasoned that more people would celebrate the important … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 30 Dec – Holy Family: Pray that God might be appeased.

Through an oddity of the calendar, and because the great feasts of the season line up on Sundays, today is the Feast of the Holy Family… in the Novus Ordo reckoning.  In the traditional calendar, the Feast of the Holy Family … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 24 December – Novus Ordo: The consolations of Thy Coming

The Collect for today’s Mass in the Novus Ordo, the last of Advent, stares at the very threshold of the humble place where the Lord was born.
COLLECT (2002MR):
Festina, quaesumus, ne tardaveris, Domine Iesu,
ut adventus tui consolationibus subleventur,
qui in tua pietate confidunt.
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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday of Advent (TLM): Mass is a glimpse of heaven

We are drawing close, though because Christmas falls on Sunday we still have a week to go.
COLLECT (1962MR):
Excita, quaesumus, Domine, potentiam tuam, et veni: et magna nobis virtute succurre; ut, per auxilium gratiae tuae, quod nostra peccata praepediunt, indulgentia tuae … Continue reading

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