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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Monthly Archives: October 2022
Thank you, Lord, for this day upon which the Roman sun rose at 6:39 and will set at 17:08. The Ave Maria would ring at 17:30. I leave the City in a week. Advent begins on 27 November. PRIESTS: Get … Read More
Some notable changes in the Roman sun schedule since we ended the “ora legale” here. Today the sun rose on Rome at 6:38 and it will set at 17:09. We have also moved the ringing of the Ave Maria bell: … Read More
Today we had a sunrise at. It was at 7:37. I think we will have a sunset at 18:11, but who knows? The Ave Maria should ring: 18:30. It is a dies non so priests can choose Votive Masses, particularly … Read More
The time for sunrise was 7:35 and sunset in Rome will be 18:12. The Ave Maria is at 18:30. It the Feast of the Apostles Simon and Jude, whose relics are in St. Peter’s Basilica under the altar dedicated to … Read More
This coming Sunday, the last of October, is the Feast of Christ the King in the Church’s 1962 calendar. In the Novus Ordo it is the last Sunday of the liturgical year before Advent begins. The shift of calendar locations … Read More
Roman sunrise 7:34. Roman sunset 18:13. Ave Maria: 18:30. The Moon is new. There are 66 days to go in this calendar year. It is the Feast of St. Frumentius consecrated bishop by St. Athanasius and preached the Gospel in … Read More
At 7:32 the Roman sun broke the horizon, which it will reacquire at 18:16. The Ave Maria should still ring out at 18:30. It is the Feast of St. Quadragesimus, sub-deacon, who raised a dead man to life. It is … Read More
Today is the Feast of Crispin and Crispinian. The 3rd c. martyrs Crispin and Crispinian were killed in Soissons. They converted people as they plied their trade as cobblers and they were generous to the poor. Eventually they were persecuted … Read More
Roman sunrise was at 7:32 and Roman sunset will be at 18:16. The Ave Maria bell ought to ring at 18:30. There will be a partial eclipse of the sun at 10:59 UTC (9:59 Rome time) and the maximum in … Read More
The sunrise here in Rome was at 7:31, sunset is at 18:18 and the Ave Maria should ring at 18:30. It is the traditional Feast of the Archangel Raphael, the healing angel who acts in the Book of Tobit, one … Read More
Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff. Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of obligation for the 19h Sunday after Pentecost (29th … Read More
“A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to Heaven” – Boethius What have you done, lately, to help someone get to Heaven? Today is the feast of St. Severinus Boethius (+525), the author of the Consolation … Read More
This 20th Sunday after Pentecost’s ancient Collect is found without variation in the Liber Sacramentorum Gellonensis, written perhaps in Meaux, near Paris, between 790-800. The Gellone Sacramentary, which has Frankish influences, is a strand in the complicated web of manuscripts … Read More
7:29 was the moment of overcast sunrise in Rome and 18:19 is alotted for its setting. The Ave Maria Bell should be rung at 18:30. It is the 20th Sunday after Pentecost and the Feast of St. Severinus Boethius. He … Read More
A couple years at this time I was in the Vatican gardens. I saw the “Peace Tree” where an Imam recited a sutra from the Koran intended to claim the Vatican for Allah. Nope. I said some very harsh things … Read More
My friend Robert Royal of The Catholic Thing and excellent commentator often on EWTN is going to teach another online course. I followed his courses on Dante’s Divine Comedy and on Augustine’s Confessions, both of which were worthwhile for me, even though … Read More
Our Roman glimpse of Helios was at 7:28 and the final glimpse should be at 18:20. The Ave Maria is slated for 18:30. In the older calendar we have today St. Mark of Jerusalem. In the newer calendar we have … Read More
Sunrise: 7:27. Sunset 18:22. Ave Maria 18:30. It is the (new calendar) Feast of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, a great saint who fostered devotion to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. An exorcist friend of mine describes how imploring a … Read More
Sunrise in Rome was scheduled for 07:26, and it happened. Sunset has been arranged by our Creator for 18:23. Today the Ave Maria bells moves up to 18:30 from 18:45. Time marches on. It is the Feast of St. John … Read More
“Brethren: Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” (Eph 5:15-16 … Read More