Tag Archives: Gregory the Great

An interlude… from today’s Matins

In the Office of Matins this morning, we had this stunning line from Pope St. Gregory I, the Great.  I’ll give you the whole reading for context. Lectio 3 María ergo cum fleret, inclinávit se, et prospéxit in monuméntum. Certe … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2018 16: O Antiphons

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is ADVENTCAzT 16, for Monday of the 3rd Week of Advent. … 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. This number, 70, is more symbolic than arithmetical. The Sundays which follow are Sexagesima (“sixtieth”) and … Continue reading

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Gregory the Great, in words and in music

Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite observes today the feast of St. Gregory I, “the Great” (+604).  Here is his entry in the Ordinary Form Roman Martyrology: There is an oddity in the Latin text. What is it? Memoria sancti … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 92: Gregory the Great to bishops on preaching the hard stuff; Harvest Moon

In this audio project, St. Gregory the Great (+604) tells priests about the need to preach also the hard stuff. Bishops especially must not be afraid to preach the truth, or worry about human respect.  They have a duty to … Continue reading

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