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WDTPRS 15th Ordinary Sunday: Be living lenses of God’s light!

For those who still whine about the 2011 English translation, this week we have a good example of a dramatic difference between the Obsolete ICEL version and the Latin and the Current ICEL versions. The Collect or Opening Prayer for this 15th … Continue reading

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WDTPRS (1962MR) Pentecost: understanding rightly

Let’s look at the Collect for Pentecost as it appears in the Missale Romanum of St. John XXIII. You will recognize it as the prayer after the Veni, Sancte Spiritus: Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 5th Sunday of Easter (2002MR) – eternity and sempiternity are different

Sunday’s Collect for the Ordinary Form was not in a previous edition of the Roman Missal. A precedent is found in the Sacramentarium Bergomense. COLLECT: Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, semper in nobis paschale perfice sacramentum ut, quos sacro baptismate dignatus es … Continue reading

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23 Oct: St. Severinus Boethius

“A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven” – Boethius Today is the feast of St. Severinus Boethius (+525), the author of the Consolation of Philosophy.  He was a pivotal figure at the cusp of … Continue reading

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