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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
"Let us realize that this remark of Cicero (Brutus 37, 140) can be in a certain way referred to [young lay people]: 'It is not so much a matter of distinction to know Latin as it is disgraceful not to know it.'" - St. John Paul II
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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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The Roman sun rose today at 7:06 and will set at 18:53. The Ave Maria is slated for 19:00, which is a 15 minute shift from yesterday. Gosh, things change so fast. Breakfast today was more along the lines of … Read More
On this (N.O.) Feast of the wonderful St. Therese, (St. Remigius ) who saved my vocation, in Rome the sun rose at 7:05, and I saw it, and will set at 18:54. The Ave Maria should be rung at 19:15. … Read More
A couple of hops and I’ll be … not in but near the Windy City. That sad sad city, civilly and ecclesially. It ain’t my kinda town right now. Thence northward for meetings and personal chores and a glimpse of … Read More
Many thanks go out to kind readers who sent replacement batteries for my old Kindles. I try to keep these going, especially because they still work, but also because they have built in text to speech ability. This project is not … Read More
Firstly, THANK YOU to the readers who sent batteries for my camera from my wishlist! Much appreciated! Continued from… HERE. We rejoin our adventure into camera repair after a break while we awaited the arrival of parts from China. I … Read More
Because I didn’t post yesterday, I had a few notes asking if I was okay. I acknowledge that it is rare for me not to post at least something. Yesterday, however, I wound up pretty busy and hampered by a … Read More
The conference has wrapped up and every one has returned home… or… they aren’t there anymore. The Conference was terrific. I would go every year and I warmly recommend it to my priest readers. HERE BTW… many of the guys … Read More
I was up with the Roman sun at 5:37 but I won’t be around for the sunset at 20:52. I won’t be around to hear – or not hear – the Ave Maria bell ring in Vatican City at 21:15. … Read More
Rome greeted somewhat less blazing sun at 5:36 and shall bid the chariot to depart at 20:52. The Ave Maria remains in the 21:15 cycle. It is the Feast of the Most Precious Blood and this month is dedicated to … Read More
Sunrise… sunset… sunrise… sunset…. not many more! 5:34 and 20:52 & AV@2115. It is the feast of, inter alios, St. Proper of Aquitaine (+455 in Rome). In other news, in Madrid nudius tertius, for Round 8 Nepo threw a Reti … Read More
Sunset was at 20:52 and, somewhere the Ave Maria may have rung at 21:15. The sunrise was at a distant 5:33. Please remember me when shopping online. Thanks in advance, it’s really important for me. US HERE – UK HERE And please let any … Read More
We are past the Solstice. Sunrise was at 5:33 and sunset will be at 20:52. The Ave Maria should ring at 21:15 One of the saddest lines in all of the New Testament, but also one leading to profound mysteries, … Read More
Sunrise was at 5:33 and sunset at 20:51 and the Ave Maria, were it to chime in SCV, 21:15. The Summer Solstice occurred at 9:13 UTC. It is the Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga in both the Novus and Vetus. … Read More
On this fine, sunny, hot, Roman June day the sunset occurred at 5:32. Sunset, 20:51. Ave Maria, you already know….21:15. Today in many places there was the “external” celebration of Corpus Christi, or Corpus Domini, or Corpus et Sanguis Domini, … Read More
You know how this goes… 5:32 – 20:50 – 21:15. I went into Trastevere today over the Sistine Bridge, the Ponte Sisto, my favorite Roman bridge. My goal was to visit S. Giovanni de Matha (closed), S. Dorotea, S. M. … Read More
These long Roman summer days. This one started with sunrise at 5:32 and will conclude with sunset at 20:50. The ringing of the Ave Maria is scheduled for 21:15. It is the traditional Feast of Corpus Christi, often observed on … Read More
I was not up to see it, but I am confident that the Roman sunrise was at 5:32 and that the sunset will be at 20:50. In the Vatican City State the Ave Maria bell won’t ring at 21:15 as … Read More
5:32 was sunrise in Rome and 20:49 will be sunset, by which time I hope to be eating Spaghetti alle vongole with The Great Roman™. The Ave Maria bell is in its 22:15 cycle. I put some time and energy … Read More
The time of sunrise in Rome today was 5:32. Sunset will fall at 20:49. The Ave Maria won’t ring at 21:15 in the Vatican, but it should ring at one Roman parish at 21:19. It is the feast of St. … Read More
Sunrise was quite some time ago at 5:32 and sunset will very close to now at 20:48. The Ave Maria Bell should ring in the Vatican at 21:15. However, technically it should ring elsewhere at 21:18. Some have desired more … Read More