Monthly Archives: December 2006

4th Sunday of Advent: POST COMMUNION (2)

EXCERPT:
Advent’s final days have come. The first candles on our Advent wreaths are now very small. From 17 December to Christmas Eve the haunting “O Antiphons” are sung for Vespers. They express our longing for the Coming of the Lord: “O come! O come!.. to teach us… redeem us… deliver us… ransom us… free us… enlighten us… save us… save us….” While we enjoy the season of preparation, let us not forget also to do some penance so that our Christmas joy is that much sweeter. Please accept my prayerful best wishes to you and yours for a very Merry Christmas.
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Fox News on “Tridentine” Mass

I understand that there may be a short feature on the Fox News Channel about the "Tridentine" Mass, during the Fox Report starting 7 p.m. EST. Be sure to post reports here. 

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Last Days of Advent: 23 December

Here is the first prayer for the Mass of 23 December, the last full day of Advent before the Vigil of Christmas. It is also Ember Saturday and the Roman Station is St. Peter’s Basilica. COLLECT: Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, nativitatem … Read More

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In the bleak midwinter at the Sabine Farm

It is bleak midwinter here at The Sabine Farm.  It is snowing now – huge featherlike slowmotion snow.   I have music on fit for the season. I was working on the text of a sermon I will need to give … Read More

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Can SSPXers attend approved “Tridentine” Masses?

On the question of whether the SSPX is schismatic or not (some say yes – that would be the late Pope) I found this on the SSPX website. It concerns whether or not people who follow the priests of the … Read More

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Holy Father’s Christmas address to Roman Curia

The text of the Pope’s annual address to members of the Curia is out, in Italian. I won’t do a translation, but I can let you know what is going on for the most part. The Pope looks at the … Read More

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The sort of person who is happy only when he is unhappy

Over at Rorate, we have a report of the SSPX bishop Bernard Fellay making a speech in Argentina. You can get more of the speech at Rorate but here is something that interested me (emphasis mine). "…it seems like that … Read More

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Last Days of Advent: 22 December

Here is the Collect for today’s Mass on 22 December.  The Roman Station today is the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles. COLLECT: Deus, qui, hominem delapsum in mortem conspiciens, Unigeniti tui adventu redimere voluisti, praesta, quaesumus, ut, qui humili eius … Read More

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WSJ ass. editor against blogs!!

I have been catching up on my reading after my travels across the Pond and down to Florida.  I found this wonderful piece by the ass. editor of The Wall Street Journal.  It is about how awful blogs are.  Here … Read More

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Is the SSPX in schism?

Is the SSPX in schism? A commentor in another thread on this blog wrote: The Holy See has never said that the SSPX is in schism. Therefore, to say that they are strikes me as somewhat rash. Why would one … Read More

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Freezing rain

We are having freezing rain at The Sabine Farm.  I am guessing that tommorow morning should be absolutely gorgeous.

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Last Days of Advent: 21 December

Here is the Collect for 21 December. We are not very far away now! COLLECT: Preces populi tui, quaesumus, Domine, clementer exaudi, ut, qui de Unigeniti tui in nostra carne adventu laetantur, cum venerit in sua maiestate, aeternae vitae praemium … Read More

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More thanks to readers

I have received notification of a couple more donations via the button on the left side bar.  I am very grateful for the help in keeping the blog running. 

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Bishop available for Pontifical “Tridentine” Masses

I believe with the coming indult, there will be many traditionalist communities interested in having Pontifical Masses. Sometimes it is hard to find an available bishop. Gumbleton removed from parishPosted on Dec 19, 2006 13:16pm CST. Print Friendly VersionRequests, no … Read More

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What kind of car am I?

So, what kind of car are you? This is what I am… I guess. I am not sure I get this, but… nemo est iudex in causa propria. I’m a Ferrari 360 Modena! You’ve got it all. Power, passion, precision, … Read More

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Last Days of Advent: 20 December

Here is the Collect for 20 December, during this period of intense prayer and longing for the Lord’s Coming. COLLECT:Deus, cuius ineffabile Verbum,Angelo nuntiante, Virgo immaculata suscepit,et, domus divinitatis effecta,Sancti Spiritus luce repletur,quaesumus, ut nos, eius exemplo,voluntati tuae humiliter adhaerere … Read More

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3rd Week of Advent: Wednesday

Here is the Collect for Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Advent. COLLECT:Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus,ut Filii tui ventura sollemnitaset praesentis nobis vitae remedia largiatur,et praemia aeterna concedat. This prayer was in Rotulus 6 published with the Veronese Sacramentary. LITERAL … Read More

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AGAIN! Il Foglio about the “Tridentine” Mass and Latin

Il Foglio is at it again in its 19 December edition. There are three articles on the issue of Mass in Latin and the "Tridentine" rite. Here they are. Again, right now I have too little time to do all … Read More

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Il Foglio: Latin Letter “pro Tridentina” to Pope Benedict

UPDATE: I see Rorate has this, with a translation.  Enjoy the Latin here and go read the translation over there!  o{]:¬) Pardon my if you have already seen this but the Italian paper Il of 16 December an article in … Read More

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