Tag Archives: St. Augustine

WDTPRS – 9th Sunday after Pentecost: God, absolutely distant, absolutely near

This week’s Collect, which historically was in the 8th century Liber sacramentorum Gellonensis, was also the prayer over the people, or Super populum, in the 1962MR for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent. It was not, I believe, in the 1970MR … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 8th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Being even more ourselves.

In the Extraordinary Form, Sunday’s Collect is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on Thursday of the 1st week of Lent. However, there is … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 5th Sunday after Pentecost – In redeeming us, God does not unmake us.

Today’s prayer is at least as old as the Gelasian Sacramentary.  It has survived the post-Conciliar revisions to live again on the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  The version in the Novus Ordo, however, adds a comma after ut. COLLECT – (1962 Missale Romanum): Deus, qui … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Lent (2001MR): “Sticking to a plan even though it is hard”

We can become weary in the midst of our Lenten discipline and the enemy is tirelessly working for our defeat. In the Ordinary Form Collect for the 3rd Sunday of Lent we beg God to pick us up, and help … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 2nd Sunday of Advent: “we escape neither the Enemy lion nor the glorious Lion of Judah”

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Our Collect (once called the “Opening Prayer”) for the 2nd Sunday of Advent was not in the pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum but it was in the so-called Rotulus (“scroll”) of Ravenna, dated perhaps as early as the 5th … Continue reading

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Wherein Benedict XVI is now channeling his inner Augustine

You probably know that Benedict XVI’s life’s works as a theologian are being edited and released in different volumes.   Ignatius Press has the publishing rights for English.  His volume on Liturgy is available.  HERE In German another volume has … Continue reading

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29 August: Beheading of St. John the Baptist – diminishing returns

Today is the feast of the Beheading of John the Baptist. I consider this (also) my name day, and in so many ways it is more appropriate for me than the Nativity of John in June. Here is the Roman … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What’s the best translation of St. Augustine’s “The Confessions”?

On this Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo, since I am away from the Steam Pipe Distribution Venue, I can think of no better way to help you participate in the feast of this great saint and doctor, than by … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 8th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Being even more ourselves.

Ordinary Form 18th Ordinary Sunday HERE Today’s Collect is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on … Continue reading

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How do you use the precious allotment of time which you have been given?

I saw this at Acton Power Blog. It made me put on my Patristiblogger hat for a while: Every year the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the American Time Use Survey (ATUS), which measures the amount of time people spend doing … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Sunday after Ascension (’62): We have not been terrified by chains!

Today’s prayer survived the Consilium’s scissor and gluepot ministrations to live in the 2002 Missale Romanum as the alternative Collect for Mass on the day of Ascension. Rather, the Collect rose to new life in the 2002 edition. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Collect 6th Sunday of Easter – “busy love”

Here is this week’s Collect, for the 6th Sunday of Easter: Fac nos, omnipotens Deus, hos laetitiae dies, quos in honorem Domini resurgentis exsequimur, affectu sedulo celebrare, ut quod recordatione percurrimus semper in opere teneamus. This is glued together from … Continue reading

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OLDIE PASCHALCAzT 51: Easter Thursday – You who arrive only at the eleventh hour

From 2011: These 5 minute daily podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day and a little insight into Easter and its Octave. Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. Happy Easter to all! The Roman … Continue reading

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OLDIE PASCHALCAzT 50: Easter Wednesday – You are like a new colony of bees

FROM 2011: These 5 minute daily podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day and a little insight into Easter and its Octave. Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. Happy Easter to all! The Roman … Continue reading

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St. Edith Stein’s dialogue between Ambrose and Augustine

Today is the feast of St. Edith Stein, co-patroness of Europe. This philosopher gave us a beautiful dialogue between two mighty Doctors of the Church, St. Ambrose and St. Augustine. Here it is: I AM ALWAYS IN YOUR MIDST For … Continue reading

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