Tag Archives: St. Augustine

QUAERITUR: Formula for distribution of Communion in Ordinary Form

From a priest:
Do you know when exactly the formula for giving Communion to the faithful was changed?
In the Ordinary Form the minister says “Corpus Christi… The Body of Christ” and the communicant responds “Amen”.
In the Extraordinary … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for Mass in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium: “Every one of us is faced with this choice.”

The Holy Father’s Mass in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium continues as I write.  The music for the offertory was as bad as anything I have ever heard for a Papal Mass anywhere.  But I digress.
I love this quote from Augustine used … Continue reading

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St. Pope Sixtus III: fascinating correspondence with Augustine

It is nice to make connections which show us how the Church was always alive throughout the centuries before our own time. Today is the feast of St. Pope Sixtus III, whom you will remember as having been involved with … Continue reading

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God holds for you nothing less than Himself

Augustine of Hippo in s. 78.6, a sermon on the Transfiguration of the Lord.
Augustine’s message applies to all Christians in their vocation, but it applies most poignantly to Holy Church’s pastors.
My emphases.
And in this glory [of the Lord transfigured] is … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Transfiguration: in the Son our own “sonship” more fully revealed

Today is the titular feast of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome.  [Well... at least it was the titular feast.  A commentator below informs us that in 1966 it was switched to the Ascension.  Odd.]
“But Father! … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – The Doxology, Great Amen, and YOU: The mighty voice of the one True Priest

Here is my latest hecatomb for The Wanderer to which you may subscribe digitally.
I worked my way through an examination of the new, corrected translation of the Order of Mass, including the Roman Canon.  Then I returned to look at, … Continue reading

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

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 Lord”, which … Continue reading

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The live dog or the dead lion? About the saints, our prayers, and their intercession.

I just finished writing a column for The Wanderer.  In this week’s burnt offering I was looking at the intercessions made after the consecration during the 3rd Eucharistic Prayer.  Here is something of what I wrote:
There is one mediator between … Continue reading

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Patristiblogger Project: Augustine on 1 John – Intention

I have been wondering what to do with the blog and I have decided will soon to return to my Patristic roots, my Patristiblogger roots, for a time.  I will tackle St. Augustine’s Homilies on the First Epistle of John.  … Continue reading

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Of gratitude, pasta, optimism, and final huzzays

The UPS truck – a happy sight – just deposited a package sent by an esteemed reader, MMK, who spotted Rigatoncini by Rustichella on my wishlist.

This is a good brand.  The pasta isn’t merely a platform for the preparation, you … Continue reading

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