Tag Archives: St. Augustine of Hippo

WDTPRS: 11th Ordinary Sunday – ‘fortitudo’ and ‘infirmitas, ‘voluntas’ and ‘actio’

This week’s Collect is effectively the same as one in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary and the prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum used during the week after Trinity Sunday. Deus, in te sperantium fortitudo, invocantibus nostris adesto propitius, et, quia … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 4th Sunday of Advent (2002MR): Seeing is believing.

This Sunday’s Collect is also the Post Communion for the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (1962MR). The Annunciation was the moment of the Incarnation of our Lord.  Therefore, on that feast … Continue reading

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Can Gregorian Chant synchronize hearts?

Some people quote the phrase “He who sings, prays twice!” and they (wrongly) attribute it to St. Augustine of Hippo.  The phrase does not appear in anything we have of Augustine. Also, it would be better if you said “He … Continue reading

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22 July: Of St. Mary Magdalene, and St. Augustine, and Proust, and cookies

Here is an annual post which, I humbly submit, bears some repetition. Today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, disciple of the Lord. Often saints are identified as martyrs or virgins or widows.  She was a “disciple of the … Continue reading

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On altar rails and sanctuaries and proper liturgical roles

At Pray The Mass Fr Evan Harkins has a reflection on altar rails. Per force, he digs into what a “sanctuary” is. Here is an excerpt with my emphases: […] Practically, the rail is a help to people, both physically and … Continue reading

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St. Monica, recovering alcoholic

From Serge Lancel’s Augustine, the best biography I know of the great Bishop of Hippo (p. 8 ff – emphases mine): Before devoting himself entirely to Mother Church, as he approached the age of forty, Augustine had had a concubine … Continue reading

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A moment with the psalmist, Pope Benedict, and St. Augustine

Spend a moment in your midday with …. Psalm 3 The psalm of David when he fled from the face of his son Absalom. Why, O Lord, are they multiplied that afflict me? many are they who rise up against … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why don’t liberals just leave the Church?

From a reader: Why do these liberals and people like in the LCWR stay in the Church?  Wouldn’t it make sense for them to go to the Anglicans?  They could be wymynpriests there and do all the crazy stuff they … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah on the eternal consequences for priests afraid to uphold the Church’s teaching

St. Augustine, in one of his tough sermons to his flock, spoke about the heavy responsibility of teaching a message that was hard for people to hear and accept.  He invoked the stern warning in Ezekiel 3 about negligent pastors, … Continue reading

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More about the new, corrected version of the Confiteor

Elsewhere I answered a question about the new, corrected ICEL version of the Confiteor.  I said I would post something more about the Confiteor.  Liberals will hate this new version, by the way.  We have already seen that (here). Here … Continue reading

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