Tag Archives: Gregory the Great

22 July: St. Mary Magdalene (and homonymous cookies!)

Today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene.
The 3rd c. writer Hippolytus in his Commentary on Song of Songs identifies Mary Magdalene with both Mary of Bethany the sister of Martha and Lazarus (Luke 10:38-42; John 1:10) and also the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS The Last Sunday: Beg His help. Beg His mercy. Praise Him for His gifts.

This is the Last Sunday of the liturgical year.  Though it is numerically the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, in the traditional Roman calendar, we use the texts from the 24th Sunday, which is always the Last Sunday of the liturgical … 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 Gregorii Magni, … 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 the … Continue reading

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