Tag Archives: St. Ambrose

The Patristic Rosary Project Revisited – Annunciation

Some years ago, I posted a series of entries here wherein I looked at the mysteries of the Rosary through some quotations by Fathers of the Church.  Here is what I wrote about the Annunciation.
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Did Jesus tell the Apostles to buy weapons? Yes. To use them?

I have been thinking through the “gun” controversy.  I am also thinking about what it means for me, a priest.
For example, what does a concealed carry weapon (CCW) mean for a priest versus for a layperson?
Some people will bring up … Continue reading

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St. Jerome did not like St. Ambrose

In Book II of his Apology, Rufinus points out how Jerome had attacked Ambrose. He mentions Ambrose’ work De Spiritu Sancto. Thus, Rufinus about Jerome’s view of Ambrose.
Rufinus relates more of Jerome’s disdain for his “rival” in Milan (Apology 2,23-25) as he digs into accusations of plagiarism which … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Easter – “bright like kindled candles, honey sweet”

This Sunday’s Collect, for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind us of the Easter Vigil.  The prayer has antecedents in both the Veronese and Gelasian … Continue reading

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Agnes: “Shining with the fire of divine love”

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

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St. Ambrose: copycat, rookie, disliked by St. Jerome

St. Ambrose was a titanic figure in the Church in Italy in the 4th century.  Here is a post I wrote some time ago about him and another great figure of the patristic era, St. Jerome.
In the ancient world, invective … Continue reading

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Peace bee with you.

Not since the Barbarini will there have been so many bees around the Pope.
This is from VIS:
BEES FOR THE PONTIFICAL FARMS AT CASTELGANDOLFO
VATICAN CITY, 20 SEP 2011 (VIS) – As part of its initiatives to mark the Day for the … Continue reading

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Saints of pots and pans, shipwrecks, beheading, and music both mystical and sublime

I bring to your attention four saints on the calendar listed in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum.
1. Sancti Roberti Bellarmino, episcopi et Ecclesiae doctoris, e Societate Iesu, qui praeclare de theologicis temporis sui controversiis peculiari ac subtili habitu disputavit; cardinalis renuntiatus, … Continue reading

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Pentecost Friday: walking away

The Gospel in today’s Mass in the Extraordinary Form, by which we celebrate the Octave of Pentecost, relates how the Lord healed the paralytic in Luke 5: 17-26:
At that time, it came to pass on one of the days, that … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Pentecost Thursday – footware and flight from the world

Back in 2008 I made some PODCAzTs for each day of the Octave of Pentecost.   For Pentecost Thursday you can go here.
The Gospel for Mass is from Luke 9:1-6:
At that time, having summoned the twelve apostles, Jesus gave them … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose: copycat, rookie, disliked by St. Jerome

In the ancient world, invective was a standard tool of debate.  Interlocutors would often pour acid on each other in a way we today… well, perhaps not some who read blogs today… find quite unsettling.
St. Jerome (+420), not known for … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose: silent reader, admired by St. Augustine

Today’s first entry in the Martyrologium Romanum says:
1. Memoria sancti Ambrosii, episcopi Mediolanensis et Ecclesiae doctoris, qui pridie Nonas aprilis in Domino obdormivit, sed hac die potissimum colitur, qua celebrem sedem adhuc catechumenus gubernandam suscepit, cum civitatis … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed and a saint who couldn’t stand another saint

I haven’t posted anything about the feeder activity lately.
Here is an action shot!
This Blue Jay does not like the other flying competition.

Mr. Indigo Bunting likes millet.

A nice shot of a young female Oriole.  Most of … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 97: Ambrose to a new bishop; In The Bleak Midwinter

Here is a spur of the moment PODCAzT which I put together in record speed!  As I approach 100 PODCAzTs I am trying to figure out what I want to do with these audio projects, change formats, keep going, or … Continue reading

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Prayers for a new bishop and WDTPRS: Collect – St. Ambrose

On Friday 11 Dec. in St. Paul, Minnesota, my native place, the Archdiocese is formally saying goodbye to one of its sons, now Bishop-Elect Paul Sirba, who will be consecrated as the new Bishop on Duluth on 14 December.
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St. Ambrose: silent reader, croaking crow – beloved of Augustine, hated by Jerome

Today’s first entry in the Martyrologium Romanum says:
1. Memoria sancti Ambrisii, episcopi Mediolanensis et Ecclesiae doctoris, qui pridie Nonas aprilis in Domino obdormivit, sed hac die potissimum colitur, qua celebrem sedem adhuc catechumenus gubernandam suscepit, cum civitatis praefecturae officio … Continue reading

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5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding in the Temple

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding in the Temple
Pious Jews would go to Jerusalem for the Passover so that they could bring a lamb to the Temple to be sacrificed at the right … Continue reading

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