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WDTPRS – SECRET 13th Sunday after Pentecost: a fearful puzzle

This is a classic Roman prayer, terse, balanced.  Note the elegant repetition of propitiare.  These two petitions are followed by two more, set off by an et…et construction.  On the page of your Missale Romanum you may not immediately see … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Secret for Votive Mass of Mary on Saturday: a densely-packed lovely little theological gem

This morning’s Mass included a prayer I’ve said numberless times over the last nearly 20 (in a few days) years.  In the traditional Roman calendar today the priest can say a Votive Mass of Holy Mary on Saturday, Sancta Maria … Continue reading

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