9th Week of Ordinary Time

Deus, cuius providentia in sui dispositione non fallitur
te supplices exoramus,
ut noxia cuncta submoveas,
et omnia nobis profutura concedas.

Blaise/Chirat indicates that dispositio is “disposition providentialle”.  It has to do God’s plan for salvation.  Fallo is an interesting word.  It means basically, “to deceive, trick, dupe, cheat, disappoint” and it has as synonyms “decipio, impono, frustror, circumvenio, emungo, fraudo”.  Fallo is used to indicate things like simply being mistaken or being deceived.  It can apply to making a mistake because something eluded your notice or it was simply unknown.  In our Latin conversation it is not uncommon to say nisi fallor, “unless I am mistaken…”.    If you look for submoveo you may have to check under summoveo.  Find profutura under prosum.  Don’t confuse noxia with noxa.

God, whose providence in its plan is not circumvented,
humbly we implore You,
that you clear away every fault
and grant us all benefits.

There is no getting around or circumventing God’s plan.  Why, given who God is and who we are, would we want to try?   God knows who we are and what we need far better than we can ever know ourselves.   Foreseeing all our sins and many faults, all that we say and do is embraced in He eternal plan.  He has so disposed to make glorious things result from the evils for which we alone are responsible.

It is good for us each day never to forget to make an Act of Faith, which is a good Trinitarian prayer.

O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in Three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I believe that Thy Divine Son became Man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.


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  1. For this Collect of the 9th week in Ordinary Time, we need to see them side by side.

    Father Z’s Literal Translation:
    God, whose providence in its plan is not circumvented,
    humbly we implore You,
    that you clear away every fault
    and grant us all benefits.

    1973 ICEL Version:
    Father, your love never fails.
    Hear our call.
    Keep us from danger
    and provide for all our needs.

    I kid you not.

  2. Don Marco says:


    O God, whose never-failing providence
    sets in order all things both in heaven and on earth;
    put away from us, we entreat you, all hurtful things,
    and give us all that will be for our good.

    Prayer Over the Oblations

    Trusting in your faithful love, O Lord,
    we hasten to your sacred altar with our gifts,
    that, by your purifying grace,
    the very mysteries we serve may make us clean.


    O Lord, who have nourished us
    with the Body and Blood of your Son,
    rule us, we beseech you, by your Spirit,
    that praising you not by word and tongue alone,
    but also by deeds, and in truth,
    we may be found worthy of entering the kingdom of heaven.

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