Tag Archives: ADVENT

WDTPRS: O Antiphons – 17 December – O Sapientia

On December 17th we enter into that final stretch of our Advent preparation. In the Church’s solemn prayer of the hours, at Vespers, the great “O Antiphons” are sung. Today we have the first. Years ago, I made a little … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ADVENT, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , | 4 Comments

WDTPRS: Gaudete Sunday – the “good news” of the chaff’s destiny in “unquenchable fire”

The 3rd Sunday of Advent is nicknamed “Gaudete … Rejoice!”, from the first word of the first chant, the Introit.  Today we relax slightly our penitential focus during Advent.  Some say Advent is not a penitential time, even though it … Continue reading

Posted in ADVENT, The Drill, WDTPRS | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Benedictine nuns’ Advent music CD: the back story

The new album for Advent by the Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is at the top of the charts. I have mentioned them before HERE.  I did a review of their Christmas … Continue reading

Posted in Linking Back, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 3 Comments

ADVENTCAzT 10: Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Advent

I am continuing with my 5 minute daily podcasts to help your preparation for the upcoming feast. And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 09, for Monday the 2nd week of Advent.

To buy the Holy Father’s new book, please use one … Continue reading

Posted in ADVENTCAzT, ADVENTCAzT, Benedict XVI, PODCAzT | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a great point… even just a good point… from the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass? Let us know what it was.

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , | 47 Comments

WDTPRS: 1st Sunday of Advent: Prayer over the Offerings

The Lord’s Coming is a fearful thing to ponder.  The First Coming of the Lord, prophesied by Jeremiah in Sunday’s 1st Reading, and His Sacrifice renewed daily on our altars, mean that His Second Coming, described by the Lord in … Continue reading

Posted in Four Last Things, WDTPRS | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

REVIEW: Advent Music from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles – WINNER

UPDATE 30 Nov 18:07 GMT: Since the beginning of November, through this, from what I can tell we have sold on Amazon: mp3 downloads – 28 CDs – 177 ____ ORIGINAL POST: Orant et laborant! I was sent a photo … Continue reading

Posted in ADVENT, REVIEWS, Year of Faith | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

Priest asks people to go to confession instead of giving him things for Christmas. Huge response.

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Here’s a Year of Faith approach… here’s a New Evangelization project. This, instead of all the blather, is how it is done. From a reader I have known for many years: Your recent post … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, Year of Faith | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments

New music CD from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, near Kansas City MO (where Bp. Finn reigns), make beautiful vestments.  They also make beautiful music, too. I have mentioned them before HERE.  I did a review of their Christmas CD HERE. They … Continue reading

Posted in The Campus Telephone Pole, Women Religious | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 23 December – discerning

Here is the first prayer for the Mass of 23 December, the last full day of Advent before the Vigil of Christmas. COLLECT: Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, nativitatem Filii tui secundum carnem propinquare cernentes, quaesumus, ut nobis indignis famulis tuis misericordiam … Continue reading

Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged , | Comments Off on WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 23 December – discerning

WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 22 December – God gazes upon man, fallen into death

We are closing in on our goal.   Let’s look at the Collect for 22 December in the 2002MR.  The Roman Station today is the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles. In the last days before Christmas, many of our Collects have … Continue reading

Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged | 3 Comments

WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 21 December – “majesty which transforms us”

Here is the Collect for 21 December.  Remember, that in the Novus Ordo, the Last Days of Advent, from 17-24 December, shift in focus in the Collects to images of light and glory, moving the listener to attend to the … Continue reading

Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged , | 4 Comments

WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 21 December – O Oriens

LATIN: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol iustitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris et umbra mortis. ENGLISH: O dawn of the east, brightness of light eternal, and sun of justice: come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness … Continue reading

Posted in ADVENT, WDTPRS | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 19 December – root and branch

Here is the O Antiphon for 19 December: O Radix Jesse Again O Lord is presented a the Liberator. LATIN: O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum … Continue reading

Posted in ADVENT, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 18 December – Liberation Theology

In these final days of Advent preparation, the Church prays with great intensity. It is one of the “greater feria” of Advent, the home stretch, as it were. Here is today’s COLLECT (2002MR): Concede, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, ut, qui sub … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Linking Back, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, The future and our choices, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments