Tag Archives: St. Thomas Aquinas

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):
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At long last! Inspectis dierum nostrorum!

At the blog of The Chairman of the LMS there is great news.
For a while I lamented that the Congregation for Catholic Education’s 1990 Instruction on the Study of the Fathers of the Church in the Formation of Priests was … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 24th Ordinary Sunday – Does prayer make a difference? Or, God is our cosmic concierge.

The Collect for the 24th Ordinary Sunday was not in pre-Conciliar editions of the Roman Missal but it has an antecedent in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary amongst the prayers used during September.
Respice nos, rerum omnium Deus creator et rector, et, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 19th Ordinary Sunday: trusting audacity and harrowing consolation

This coming Sunday’s Collect, or “Opening Prayer” as it has been called, was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text.
Note that … Continue reading

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REVIEW: St. Thomas Aquinas – Commentaries on St. Paul in Latin and English (not to mention the Summa Theologiae)

The 1983 Code of Canon Law doesn’t mention many saints apart from their feast days.  As you can imagine, the greats such as the Mary the Mother of God, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Joseph, come up.  Apart from them, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 14th Sunday after Pentecost: healths and hands and the finger

This Sunday’s Collect for the Extraordinary Form survived the snipping and pasting of the Consilium and the late Rev. Annibale Bugnini’s liturgical experts to be used in the Ordinary Form on Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent.
COLLECT (1962MR):
Custodi, Domine, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time: sheer audacity

This coming Sunday’s Collect (or “Opening Prayer” as it has been called) was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text.
Note that … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Easter Thursday – diversity and wholeness

The Collect for the Ordinary Form and the Extraordinary Form caught my eye:
Deus, qui diversitatem gentium in confessione tui nominis adunasti,
da, ut renatis fonte baptismatis
una sit fides mentium et pietas actionum.
This is a modern tinkering with an ancient prayer. In … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Childermas – Holy Innocents

Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay.
O sisters too, How may we do
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling,
For whom we do sing,
By by, lully lullay?
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child,
By … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 16th Sunday after Pentecost: Our good works bound up in His grace

This Sunday’s dense Collect survived the scissors and paste-pots of the Consilium during the 1960’s and lived on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum as the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (next week). This prayer, used for centuries, is in … Continue reading

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