Tag Archives: Gregory the Great

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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