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WDTPRS – 30th Ordinary Sunday: “In His will is our peace.”

In the Novus Ordo this Sunday it is the 30th Sunday of what an old friend of mine (rest in peace) called “Greater Meatloaf Season”. Let’s look at upcoming Sunday’s Novus Ordo Collect.  This prayer has a precedent in the … Read More

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WDTPRS 2nd Ordinary Sunday: the position of a beggar

In the reformed calendar, we have moved into the Time called “Ordinary”, by which we mean “ordered”, not “unexceptional”. In the traditional calendar of the Extraordinary Form, this is the “Time through the year”, divided into time after Epiphany and after … Read More

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WDTPRS – 13th Sunday after Pentecost: “E ‘n la sua volontade è nostra pace!”

Today’s prayer survived the redactors to live on in the Novus Ordo as the Collect for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  It is an ancient prayer, found in the Veronese and the Gelasian Sacramentary. COLLECT (1962MR): Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, da … Read More

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WDTPRS 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “In His will is our peace.”

In Canto III of the Paradiso of the Divine Comedy the poet Dante is in the Heaven of the Moon. He encounters the soul of Piccarda. Dante queries her about the happiness of the blessed in heaven wondering if somehow, even in heaven, souls might be disappointed that they do not have a higher place in celestial realm.

In response Piccarda utters one of the greatest phrases ever penned and or recited (l. 85): Read More

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