Tag Archives: Immaculate Conception

Hail, thou holy Throne of God

From the 3rd Nocturn of Matins:
V. Grant, Lord, a blessing.
Benediction. May the Gospel’s holy lection be our safety and protection. Amen.
Reading 7
From the Holy Gospel according to Luke
Luke 1:26-28
In that time, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 12: “You are the royal door for the heavenly King…”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 12, for Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent, Immaculate Conception.
Today features a lovely hymn.
These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, … Continue reading

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UPDATE – PHOTOS – MADISON: 8 Dec – Solemn Mass in the presence of Bp. Morlino for Immaculate Conception

Last night, 8 Dec, the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison (we have a vestment project – PLEASE HELP!) sponsored a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form in the Presence of the Diocesan Bishop, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino … Continue reading

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The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe

The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Wild air, world-mothering air,
Nestling me everywhere,
That each eyelash or hair
Girdles; goes home betwixt
The fleeciest, frailest-flixed
Snowflake; that ’s fairly mixed
With, riddles, and is rife
In every least thing’s life;
This needful, never spent,
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ASK FATHER: Fulfilling the Mass Requirement for December 8 2014

In these USA Monday, 8 December, is a Holy Day of Obligation because Our Lady under the title of Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of our nation.
So, several readers have asked about fulfilling the Mass obligation.  Here’s is one:
If I … Continue reading

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MADISON – 8 DEC – Pontifical Mass at the Throne

If you are anywhere near Madison, WI – or even if you are not – His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary) will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the Feast of the Immaculate … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Immaculate Conception 2013 – Holy Day of Obligation… NOT

From a reader:
I know that the Immaculate Conception is transferred to December 9th this year. Is it obligatory to attend mass on that day?
This year, 2013, 8 December falls on a Sunday.  For this reason, according to the Ordinary Form calendar, the celebration of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When priests and Catholics just don’t care enough to get it right.

From a reader:
I am wondering what the difference of changing “one in being with the Father” to “consubstantial” is in the Creed? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for being in line with the original Latin and most precise
translation. However, I go … Continue reading

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