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- UncleBlobb: My brief experience with people interested in this kind of activity is that they see themselves “on the margins 221; of mainstream culture of any kind, and they seek to find...
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- Gregg the Obscure: a nearby parish offers scheduled confession nine hours a week nearly always either two or three priests at a time. i hope to get there this afternoon as my need for the sacram...
- Gabriel Syme: If I was a priest, I would state the number of penitents in the weekly bulletin, along with the number of parishione rs. Hopefully the contrast would jar the conscience of some...
- JesusFreak84: I’m glad that young and old form long lines for the Confession al at my parish every week. It also means I have no excuse for feeling self-consc ious ;p I know I beat this drum...
- Nicholas: I am a senior at Thomas Aquinas College, a faithful Catholic college. We have 12:30 hours of Confession scheduled a week for 400 students and 50 faculty and staff. It is used. It is truly...
- hwriggles4: I find when priests discuss confession , more Catholics go. My parish is doing Leave the Light On as well. Regularly my Novus Ordo parish does confession s on Thursday nights (norma...
- Marius2k4: We’r e fortunate enough here in Dallas to have Mater Dei, an FSSP parish with confession before and after 2-3 daily masses, and before, during and after masses on Sunday. Whene...
- Charivari Rob: Here in Boston, besides the schedules offered at the various parishes 8230; The last few years, there has been The Light Is On initiative . Done in Lent (and at least a couple of...
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- Card. Müller’s interview about Church and theology in Germany
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- Anglicans to mock baptism with transgender ceremony
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 10: If a liturgy looks silly, you can close your eyes. But if it sounds silly…
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- Priests and Latin. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
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- Of getting Latin wrong, corrections, and of priests and their Latin or lack thereof
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- On this day in 2005 …
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Tag Archives: Daniel Mitsui
Are looking for unique religious gifts? May I suggest checking out the beautiful art of Daniel Mitsui?
Daniel works with a fascinating fusion of forms and produces some invocative religious images, pleasing at a glance but profitable for contemplation.
He sent me … Continue reading
And the seventy-two returned with joy, saying: Lord, the devils also are subject to us in thy name. And he said to them: I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven. Behold, I have given you power to tread upon … Continue reading
I took my spiffy Mitsui altar cards to be framed. Now I have them, completed.
Ready for a first look.
The central card.
Here is the frame I chose.
The guy at the store and I had a discussion about whether a narrow frame … Continue reading
The distinguished Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui sent me three prints of saints whose feast days are not very far off. As usual, in his inimitable style, his images present both awe and whimsy.
BUT FIRST… a touching story…
After Mass last Sunday a … Continue reading
Daniel Mitsui occasionally sends me new pieces of art which he has created. This time he sent me a large and complex image of the Tree of Jesse and a smaller image of St. Philip Neri as if a page of an Antiphonale.
For … Continue reading
The “Mass of Saint Gregory” is a common subject of art across many centuries, beginning in mid-14th c, though the subject matter dates back to the 8th c with variations. The essentials are these: Pope Gregory I, “the Great” (+604) … Continue reading
This striking detail from a new print by the Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui.
It is inspired in part by the visions of Gertrude. and the 1467 Sanctus Salvator.
Even the small details, the little animals that are scattered through the background, have symbolic meanings…. even the … Continue reading
Daniel Mitusi occasionally sends me new pieces of art which he has created. This time he sent me a large text of the Pater Noster and a smaller image of a Holy Requiem Mass.
For his site click HERE
Please excuse that … Continue reading
Daniel Mitusi occasionally sends me new pieces of art which he has created. This time he sent me his Christo Gloria In Ecclesia. For his site click HERE
You may recall that his little daughter has spent quite a bit of … Continue reading
From time to time I post about art from Daniel Mitusi, the talented Catholic artist who has worked under the inspiration of the Medieval period as well as Japanese prints. He gets proper inculturation.
You may recall that his little daughter … Continue reading
Daniel Mitusi occasionally sends me new pieces of art which he has created. This time he sent me his new Wedding at Cana. For his site click HERE
You may recall that his little daughter has spent quite a bit of … Continue reading
Daniel Mitsui has just about become the “artist in residence” here. He recently sent me a print of the Resurrection.
Here are a couple shots… it is still under its plastic protective cover.
I like how he riffs from Medieval illuminations.
There … Continue reading
The Catholic sacred artist Daniel Mitsui sent me a beautiful rendering of Our Lady of Walsingham.
The 7″ x 10″ print is ready for ordering HERE.
Those saint in the corners are Catherine of Alexandria, Margaret of Antioch and Lawrence of Rome.
From … Continue reading
I have written from time to time about the artist Daniel Mitsui.
First, right now, say a prayer for him and his family.
I now ask you to visit his online shop for reasons that will be obvious. HERE
I read this on … Continue reading