Daily Archives: 3 February 2018

WDTPRS – 5th Ordinary Sunday: The clarion clear call

This Sunday’s Collect is in the pre-Conciliar Missal for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany. Our prayer presents imagery of a family and, on the other hand, of soldiers. Familiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, continua pietate custodi, ut, quae in sola spe … Continue reading

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3 Feb: St. Blaise – special blessings of candles and of throats

  Today is the Feast of St. Blaise, about whom we know very little.   We have only this very brief entry in the Martyrologium Romanum:   Sancti Blasii, episcopi et martyris, qui pro christiano nomine Sabaste in Armenia passus … Continue reading

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POLL: St. Blaise Day Blessing of Throats – 2018

Today we traditionally have the blessing of throats in honor of St. Blaise. Since yesterday was Candlemas it is logical to associate the blessing with candles. Did you receive a St. Blaise Day blessing of the throat? You don’t have … Continue reading

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Comments on what happened with the liturgical reform after Vatican II

At The Catholic Thing today there is an engaging piece about what happened with the liturgical reform after Vatican II. On Grace, at Candlemas There is a special poignancy in a year like this, when Septuagesima precedes Candlemas; when preparations … Continue reading

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