Tag Archives: St. Gregory the Great

WDTPRS Septuagesima Sunday: strength in time of oppression

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Septuagesima, Latin for the “Seventieth” day before Easter.  This number is more symbolic than arithmetical. The Sundays which follow are Sexagesima (“sixtieth”) and Quinquagesima (“fiftieth”) before Ash Wednesday brings in Lent, … Continue reading

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On Mercy Sunday a sobering thought from a Pope about fear and that terrible day

As we have come to Low Sunday, Dominica in albis, I reviewed something of what Fathers of the Church had to say about our Gospel passage on this famous Sunday: John 20:19-31.
Pope St. Gregory the Great (+604) preached on this … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict, the lark and the raven

I picked up something from Ignatius Insight which caught my eye.  They posted an excerpt from Pope Benedict’s autobiographical Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977.
His Holiness recounted something that happened during his ordination to the priesthood, sixty years ago today as I write.  … Continue reading

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