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Tag Archives: St. Augustine
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 sine … Continue reading
Today is the feast of St. Aurea (in Greek Chryse, “Golden Girl”) of Ostia. She is an ancient martyr. You can read about here in these ancient Acta, HERE.
There is on the edge of Ostia Antica, the fascinating ruins of … Continue reading
In the older, traditional Roman calendar today is the feast of the mother of St. Augustine, St. Monnica, widow.
(Yes, you can spell her name “Monnica”, more consistent with her Punic origins.)
In the chapel of the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue … Continue reading
Today is Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent.
Today we hear about the Station, listen to Pope Benedict’s reflection on the Transfiguration, and hear St. Augustine’s sound warning to take care of our little boats.
A taste of Augustine from the … Continue reading
COLLECT (Usus Recentior)
Respice, Domine, familiam tuam, et praesta,
ut apud te mens nostra tuo desiderio fulgeat,
quae se corporalium moderatione castigat.
Today’s prayer was in the 1962 Missale Romanum and, long before that, in the so-called ancient “Gregorian Sacramentary“. This has been “adapted” … Continue reading
Today is Saturday after Ash Wednesday. Lent is underway but this is still our last day within its Lent’s narthex.
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Today we hear about basketball hoops, epitaphs, wealth and wickedness and better requests.
Augustine of Hippo:
My child, why do you … Continue reading
Today is Friday after Ash Wednesday. Lent is underway but we are still within its narthex.
GO TO CONFESSION!
Today we hear about packing for short trips, illegal burials, and renewing filial abandonment.
Augustine of Hippo:
We prepare ourselves spectacularly for a short trip, … Continue reading
My friends of the Latin Mass Society in England have a new and worthy initiative.
The Sodality of St Augustine of Hippo
From the website:
The purpose of the Sodality is to unite the prayers of members for the conversion of those dear to … Continue reading
Today is the birthday of St. Augustine of Hippo (354). We actually know his birthday because he tells us in one of his Cassiciacum dialogues (De beata vita 6).
It is therefore also the feast of all the saints of the Augustinian … Continue reading
The Roman historian Livy wrote about the terminal decline of the Roman Republic that “Nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus… We can bear neither our vices nor the remedies.”
Alas, I fear that our vices have called forth precisely the … Continue reading