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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 … 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 … 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 the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 4th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Our great Captain

Today’s prayer is found in ancient sacramentaries, such as the Veronese and the “Hadrian” version of the Gregorian, and the so-called Gelasian.  It is unchanged in the “Tridentine” form of the Missale Romanum as my trusty copy of the 1570MR … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Secret for Votive Mass of Mary on Saturday: a densely-packed lovely little theological gem

This morning’s Mass included a prayer I’ve said numberless times over the last nearly 20 (in a few days) years.  In the traditional Roman calendar today the priest can say a Votive Mass of Holy Mary on Saturday, Sancta Maria … Continue reading

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