ACTION ITEM! Prayers for a good next Archbishop of Paris

Because of a scandal, the Archbishop of Paris, who sharply and without very good reasons – what else given Taurina cacata … Traditionis custodes –  restricted the use the Vetus Ordo, has resigned.

My Parisian friends are now waiting for the next guy.

Let us all stop and say a prayer that the next Archbishop have strong faith, a sharp intellect, and an open heart.  Let us ask God to guide the choice of the successor to the important see of Paris so that the Vetus Ordo will flourish there and there will be many good fruits and priestly vocations as a result.

I will ask Parisian saints for intercession.

St. Vincent
St. Jane
St. Denis
St. Germain
St. Genevieve!

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  2. RobinDeLage says:

    I will also ask fellow Parisian – Saint Cloud – to intercede in this request.

  3. Crouchback says:

    What’s bullfighters got to do with it…!!!

    Languages, I rely on Google Translate.

    Though, now that I think about it maybe a bullfighters wouldn’t be so bad…

  4. I can’t help but wonder if the recent outcry over proposed plans for renovating Notre Dame had a hand in the archbishop’s resignation as well. As Father Z said, let us pray for a good successor for the see of Paris who will make sure the cathedral of Notre Dame is restored to its former grandeur (keeping its restoration entirely within tradition and ignoring those who wish to degrade the architecural beauty of that cathedral).

  5. Liz says:


  6. monmir says:

    St Louis

  7. hwriggles4 says:

    I have been praying for a while that the vacant sees in the United States will have good bishops soon. Gaylord and New Ulm have been vacant for several months. Columbus (Ohio) is currently vacant since Brennan went to Brooklyn.

    I am also wondering if Fr. Z. is being considered to return to his native place as an auxiliary – Cozzens got his own see not long ago – so Hebda has his hands full.

    Yes – praying for Paris, and I am glad my own bishop officially returned mandatory Sunday Mass obligation not long ago in our diocese.

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  9. Mariana2 says:

    At it, but never again will I be able to see ‘TC’ without laughing.

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  11. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    I went searching for any handy Latin litanies of Parisian saints – with no immediate success, but found scans of a number of illuminated manuscripts in the Internet Archive under Book of Hours, use of Paris – and this Book of Hours, Use of Rome “produced in France, likely in Paris, around 1420. It contains a calendar, in French, with Parisian saints (fols. 1r-12v)”:

  12. Fr. Reader says:

    @Venerator Sti Lot
    Beautiful book. In page 30 it has the beginning of the Gospel of saint Luke. I was searching for inspiration for a Christmas card and I found it.

  13. Fr. Reader says:

    Also, in p 52 an illustration of the Annunciation.
    Not connected with Paris, but I wish we had books so beautiful now. It is a paradox, that even if we have much better technical means, we produce books that lack “spirit”: very efficient, well organized and complete, but not really “beautiful”. IMHO.

  14. Fr. Reader says:

    Sorry for writing three messages in a row.
    In the same context of the previous message, the same can be said about churches. We have far way better technical means than before, but we cannot build Notre-Dame de Paris now. We don’t have the spiritual means.

    I also found many hymns and other stuff in the same book. I will print some to use with my Breviary.

  15. robtbrown says:

    I was Confirmed in France–but not in Paris. .

    Rather than praying for a new Abp of Paris, some time ago I began praying for a new pope.

    The perfect Christmas gift.

  16. Christ_opher1 says:

    Concerning Traditionis custodes: Another interesting link with the date of the apostolic letter: On July 16, 1054, Patriarch of Constantinople Michael Cerularius was excommunicated from the Christian church based in Rome. The resulting split divided the European Christian church into two major branches: the Western Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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