PODCAzT 65: St. Ambrose “On mysteries”; Interview: Fr. Robert Pasley

Today we hear from St. Ambrose of Milan (+397) through his work De mysteriis, an excerpt of which was in today’s Office of Readings in the Liturgia horarum.  Since I found that the Latin edition of the breviary had cut some of the text, and since I didn’t like the English translation in the Liturgy of the Hours volume, I dug out an old translation from a book on my shelf and read from paragraph 52 to the end. 

De mysteriis is one of St. Ambrose’s catechetical works, a compilation from addresses to the newly baptized about the sacraments, the mysteries of our faith.  This is part of the great bishop’s mystagogical preaching.

Then we have an interview with the wonderful Fr. Robert Pasley, Rector of Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ, in the Diocese of Camden.  He talks about being in charge of a parish set up for the use of the pre-Conciliar books for years now before Summorum Pontificum derestricted the "Extraordinary" use of the Roman Rite.   My method of recording the conversation was a little strange, but it worked.  I’ll tell you how I did it.


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Some of the last offerings (check out the PODCAzT PAGE):

064 08-07-15 Bonaventure on Christ “the door”; Interview – Fr. Timothy Finigan
063 08-07-12 Interview: Fr. Justin Nolan, FSSP; consecrated hands, Holy Communion and the Rite of Baptism
062 08-06-26 Interviews with and by Fr. Z; What has Bp. Fellay really said?
061 08-05-17 Pope Leo I on a post-Pentecost weekday; Fr. Z rambles not quite aimlessly for a while
060 08-05-16 Pentecost customs; St. Ambrose on the dew of the Holy Spirit
059 08-05-15 Leo the Great on Pentecost fasting; Benedict XVI’s sermon for Pentecost Sunday
058 08-05-14 Ember Days; Chrysostom on St. Matthias; Prayer to the Holy Spirit
057 08-05-13 John Paul II on the unforgivable sin; Our Lady of Fatima and the vision of Hell
056 08-05-12 Octaves – Fr. Z rants & Augustine on Pentecost
055 08-05-03 Tertullian, again; Fr. Rutler and Fr. Z on Archbp. Marini’s book
054 08-04-29 Pro-Abortion Politicians and Communion; St. Ambrose and Emperor Theodosius

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  1. Brendan says:

    Fr. Z…cheers for all the interviews! I’m loving them, please keep them coming!

  2. Fr. Z – I can’t tell you how much I look forward to listening to each new podcaZt as they come out. It helps pass the long hours at work when I can tune into them and tune out the world.

    The interview with Fr. Justin Nolan was very interesting, as was the one with Fr. Finigan. Both are still fresh in my mind from late last week.

  3. Claud says:

    Wow! We were home getting ready for High Mass with Father Pasley…and I checked WDTPRS and…..Father Pasley!

    Great interview Fr. Z and Fr. P…we’re so privileged to have Mater Ecclesiae in South Jersey.

  4. Claud: I, too, should be there for the Mass in Camden.

  5. Coletta says:

    Thank you,Father Z. Love St.Ambrose & St.Bonaventure.

  6. Claud says:

    That’s great news Father! For one reason or another, we usually can’t make the Assumption Mass, but we did make it there the year that you preached at it!

  7. joan says:

    Thank you…interesting. Can you suggest something to read about St.Ambrose and his music?

  8. Atlanta says:

    How come this podcast is not showing up in my iTunes? Your anti-spam words are very clever.

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