Daily Archives: 6 December 2008

Tagged in a meme: p. 56, 5th sentence of the closest book

I was tagged in a meme to open the closest book to page 56 and copy the 5th sentence, as well as two to five sentences following. Le critiche non si fermarono.  Paolo VI dall’applicazione della riforma si aspettava «una … Read More

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Southwark, England: TLM in St. George’s Cathedral

I am informed that Holy Mass was celebrated in the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Southwark, England on 6 December using the 1962 Missale Romanum. A couple photos were sent.  Perhaps we’ll get more.   UPDATE: the Celebrant was Fr … Read More

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The “Boy Bishop” tradition lives on St. Nick’s Day

Check out the photos of the St. Nick’s "Boy Bishop" tradition posted by Fr. Longenecker at his place.

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Twitchy Twitter ap

I just found a Twitter ap for my phone.  It’s a twitchy Twitter ap, that doesn’t seem to like working with my wifi. I the meantime, I added a few followers yesterday and today.

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WDTPRS: Saturday 1st Week of Advent – SUPER OBLATA (2002MR)

We continue our look at the Super oblata or "Prayer over the gifts" for Masses during Advent. SUPER OBLATA Devotionis nostrae tibi, Domine, quaesumus, hostia iugiter immoletur, quae et sacri peragat instituta mysterii, et salutare tuum nobis potenter operetur. Today’s … Read More

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Snowy Sabine pie and Penjing

The Sabine Farm is pretty socked in, today.  With effort I could get into town, but I am wondering just why I would do that.  The snow is blowing around pretty fiercely at the moment. You can just make it … Read More

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Madison OH (D. of Cleveland): TLM ALERT

From a reader: Dear Father Zuhlsdorf,  It is with great pleasure that I can report to you that Father Sean Donnelly of Immaculate Conception Church, Madison, Ohio (Cleveland Diocese) has committed to celebrating The Traditional Latin Mass on the first … Read More

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RUMOR ALERT: New Archbishop of Westminster to be named soon?

According to Damian Thompson the name of the the next Archbishop of Westminster might be be announced on January 2 I am sure you will join me in wishing His Hermeneuticalness well.  The odds are long… but hey!   Posted … Read More

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Canadian NRSV Lectionary now in use

From a reader: I just realised that the newly approved Canadian NRSV lectionary is now officially in use with the First Sunday of Advent, and I was wondering if you or your readers had a chance to encounter it yet. … Read More

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Mass alert!

Mass is at 1500 GMT (UK) 1000 EST (NYC) 1600 CET (Roma). Join your prayers to the Holy Sacrifice wherever you are.  I am glad to have a relic of St. Nicholas in the chapel.

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St. Nicholas, up close and personal

Today is the Feast of St. Nicholas. At the snowy Sabine Farm there is a relic of this great saint in the chapel. There are several relics in this old reliquary. Here we have St. Nicholas, St. Blaise, St. Joachim, … Read More

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The rivalry of Scandinavian countries continues in a very happy way.   This is from a reader: Dear Father, As you recently posted about Finland, I thought I´d let your readers know what is happening in Sweden, the largest Northern country. … Read More

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Franciscan University: TLM ALERT

From a reader: Father, a happy and blessed Advent, and if you would be so kind: This Sunday at 4:00pm the last Extraordinary Form Mass of the semester will be offered at Franciscan University, in Christ the King Chapel. This … Read More

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