Tag Archives: St. Ambrose

7 Ambrose: St. Edith Stein’s dialogue between Ambrose and Augustine

Today is the feast of St. Ambrose, who seemed to bring out both the worst and the best in people.
For example, St. Jerome couldn’t stand him. HERE
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WDTPRS – 24th Ordinary Sunday: “Do our prayers make a difference?”

The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in pre-Conciliar editions of the Roman Missal but it has an antecedent in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary among the prayers used during September.
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#WDTPRS – 23rd Ordinary Sunday: Who we are and what we are to do.

The Collect for the 23rd Ordinary Sunday – this Sunday – was not in any pre-Conciliar edition of the Roman Missal, but it was in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary in a section for evening prayers during Paschaltide.  You have … Continue reading

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1 August – Holy Maccabees! “like an unfurling of their souls in a battle line”

I am sure you already know that today, in the new, Ordinary Form, calendar, is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori, the Bishop and Doctor of the Church so famous for his contributions to moral theology.
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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Easter (2002MR): “bright like kindled candles, honey sweet”

This Sunday, in the Novus Ordo calendar, is called the 3rd Sunday of Easter. Let’s have a look at the Collect:
This Sunday’s Collect, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind us … Continue reading

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A Forty Hours Devotion and Prayers for Priests. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I am in Denver, preaching for a Forty Hours Devotion following, of course, the Clementine Instruction in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
On Thursday we had a Sung Mass, after which I exposed the Blessed Sacrament, we had a … Continue reading

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21 January St. Agnes: “Shining with the fire of divine love”

Let us invoke St. Agnes, virgin and martyr.
O glorious Agnes who, though weak, was chosen by God to make His own might manifest in your martyrdom, together with the Holy Apostles intercede now before the throne of our Our Father … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 24th Ordinary Sunday: “Is God is our cosmic concierge?”

The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in pre-Conciliar editions of the Roman Missal but it has an antecedent in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary among the prayers used during September.
Respice nos, rerum omnium Deus creator et rector, et, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 23rd Ordinary Sunday: Children of God, Soldiers of Christ

The Collect for the 23rd Ordinary Sunday was not in any pre-Conciliar edition of the Roman Missal, but it was in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary in a section for evening prayers during Paschaltide.
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WDTPRS – 18th Ordinary Sunday: cold, clear reality

When the priest, alter Christus, says our prayers during Holy Mass, Christ, Head of the Body, speaks.
His words have power to form us.
Formed according to the mind of the Church, we Catholics then go out from Mass to shape our … Continue reading

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7 December: St. Ambrose of Milan

Today is the feast of St. Ambrose, who seemed to bring out both the worst and the best in people.  For example, St. Jerome couldn’t stand him. HERE
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WDTPRS – 24th Ordinary Sunday: “Does prayer make a difference?”, or, “God is our cosmic concierge.”

The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in pre-Conciliar editions of the Roman Missal but it has an antecedent in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary amongst the prayers used during September.
Respice nos, rerum omnium Deus creator et rector, et, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 23rd Ordinary Sunday: Children of God, Soldiers of Christ

The Collect for the 23rd Ordinary Sunday was not in any pre-Conciliar edition of the Roman Missal, but it was in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary in a section for evening prayers during Paschaltide.
Deus, per quem nobis et redemptio venit … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 18th Ordinary Sunday: clear, cold reality

When the priest, alter Christus, says our prayers during Holy Mass, Christ, Head of the Body, speaks.
His words have power to form us.
Formed according to the mind of the Church, we Catholics then go out from Mass to shape our … Continue reading

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1 August – Seven Holy Maccabees & St. Peter in Chains: Wherein there is cool Catholic stuff

I am sure you already know that today, in the new, Ordinary Form, calendar, is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori, the bishop and doctor of the Church so famous for his contributions to moral theology.
However, today is also … Continue reading

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