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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, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday of Advent (O.F.): Seeing really is believing

The 4th Sunday’s Collect in the Novus Ordo is also the Post Communion for the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (1962MR). The Annunciation was the moment of the Incarnation of our Lord. … Continue reading

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A bishop’s suggestions to families for a holy Advent and Christmastide

The other days His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bishop of Madison held one of his regular, usually monthly, “staff catechesis” meetings.  He is also generous in forthrightly answering questions about the topic he chooses to … Continue reading

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Our Rich Traditions of Ember Wednesday of Advent

Do you remember the little mnemonic poems?  “Lenty, Penty, Crucy, Lucy”, or else “Fasting days and Emberings be Lent, Whitsun, Holyrood, and Lucie.” The Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after St. Lucy are the Advent Ember Days. In the old Julian … Continue reading

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What are your Advent and Christmas customs?

First, I’ll remind you, please, when shopping via Amazon, use my search box on the sidebar.  I’ll get a small percentage of each item you get.  I have no way of seeing who buys what, by the way.  Get your … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Gaudete Sunday of Advent: All the orations at once!

This Sunday’s nickname, “Gaudete” means “Rejoice!”  Gaudete, an imperative of gaudeo and the first word of the Introit chant, sets the theme in the Novus Ordo and the older, Traditional Mass: joy.  Advent is not strictly a penitential season the … 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!”, the first word of the Introit chant.  This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential aspect of Advent, just Laetare Sunday does … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 12: “You are the royal door for the heavenly King…”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 12, for Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent, Immaculate Conception. Today features a lovely hymn. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 11: “Let your words be their own defense”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 11, for Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Advent. Pointed words today from a great Doctor of the Church about teaching with unmistakable clarity of meaning. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 10: Every person is a precious mystery…

Here is ADVENTCAzT 10, for Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 09: Everything can be sanctified

Here is ADVENTCAzT 09, for Monday of the 2nd Week of Advent. There is a quote within a quote today, from Shakespeare’s As You Like It, II, i. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 08: Little drummer boys

Here is ADVENTCAzT 08, for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. This presents a little identity prod for priests… and for lay people to remember who their priests are.  How are you to see them? These 5 minute offerings, to help … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 07: ‘If only things were different…”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 07, for Saturday in the 1st Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 06: Silence

Here is ADVENTCAzT 06, for Friday in the 1st Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 05: Waiting… Hoping…

ALL: I am grateful for the feedback I’ve been getting on these podcasts.  Thanks! Here is ADVENTCAzT 05, for Thursday in the 1st Week of Advent. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well … Continue reading

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