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21 Nov: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. With a prayer of my own.

Today is the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Presentation in the Temple. The Collect for the Mass in the traditional form: Deus, qui beátam Maríam semper Vírginem, Spíritus Sancti habitáculum, hodiérna die in templo praesentári voluísti: praesta, quaésumus; ut, … Continue reading

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URGENT ACTION ITEM: Special warfare for the Church on 1 Nov, 2 Nov, 3 Nov – VIDEO

Friends and I have kicked around a project which you can all participate. Get this video out to at least FIVE other people. Ask each one of them to share it with another FIVE… etc. What’s this about? The Church … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 11: Butchers, Roman Rosary, and an Odd Dessert

Today’s Roman Sunrise 17:19, Sunset 18:33.  The Ave Maria is fixed these days at 18:45. Yesterday was about as perfect a Sunday as one could desire.  Not only was John Henry Newman canonized, but the weather was magnificent, everything one … Continue reading

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INDULGENCE 1st Sunday of October – Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for this day (often right at 1200 noon).  Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for this is 8 … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 7th Sorrow – The Burial of Jesus

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.  So, on this day, after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, we conclude our brief work. So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 6th Sorrow – The Piercing of the Side of Jesus, and His Deposition.

So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem 4th Sorrow – Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary 5th Sorrow … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 5th Sorrow – The Crucifixion of Jesus

So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem 4th Sorrow – Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary Now we … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 4th Sorrow – Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary

So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem Now we turn to… Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary. (Tradition … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem

So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt Now we turn to… The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem. (Luke 2:43–45) In the Presentation, the Lord – the … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt

The first post in the series is 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon Now we turn to the: 2nd Sorrow – The Flight or Escape into Egypt. (Matthew 2:13-23) Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon

Sunday, 15 September is, in the traditional calendar, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (2nd Class). For Holy Mass we will use the 14th Sunday after Pentecost with commemorations of the Feast. I believe that the Rubricae Generales of … Continue reading

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8 Sept – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Stop for a moment.  Consider what our eternal prospects were before the birth not only of Our Lord, but also before the birth of His Mother, from whom He took our human nature, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Ponder the state … Continue reading

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5th Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of Our Lady

Today is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, in the newer, Novus Ordo calendar. Here is an oldie post from 2006, the final installment of my Patristic Rosary Project. ___ We conclude our Patristic Rosary Project today with the: … Continue reading

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22 August: Mary’s Immaculate Heart and Queenship

On 22 August we observe, in the traditional Roman calendar, the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  In the newer calendar it is the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. When the angel Gabriel came to Mary he told … Continue reading

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VIDEO: 1950 – Pius XII infallibly proclaims the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In 1950 my late pastor, Msgr. Schuler, was in Rome on a Fulbright working on the manuscripts of Giovanni Maria Nanino, the successor of Palestrina for the Sistine Chapel.  He had great stories about being a priest in Rome in … Continue reading

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