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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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Tag Archives: vestments
I have a question for the readership. Are there any seamstresses or experienced sewers out there who have some time and might like to participate in a project useful for the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison? In … Read More
Cheery news! I occasionally get checks from kind readers for the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison, a 501(c)(3) organization of which I am the jefe. Even in this time of the Wuhan Devil, which has shut down … Read More
ASK FATHER: Are vestments made of materials other than silk tolerated for Mass in the Extraordinary Form?
From a priest… QUAERITUR: My sincere thanks and respects for your good work you do with your “blogapostolate”. Your words have helped my keep my head and remain in my foxhole fighting on while trusting Our Lord. My question: Are … Read More
When you love someone, you lavish attention. You provide the best and the beautiful. In Madison that is what we are trying to do with Holy Mass. Our Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison (please donate! – 501(c)(3)) … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am making a set of vestments for my 9 year old son to use for pretend Mass over the summer. (I’ve been inspired by your posts regarding the travel vestments being made for your priest … Read More
It has been a long time coming, but the day has arrived. Today we received the new Pontifical Mass vestments from Rome. Gammarelli always packages things perfectly, with layers of poly/plastic to protect the contents. The shipment had been help … Read More
One of the things I have tried to accomplish with the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison (the TMSM is 501(c)(3)) is to provide worthy vestments for the celebration of the sacred mysteries. YOU readers, from all over … Read More
The other day a friend and patron of this blog set a suggestion for a new set of vestments. Nice, huh? Take a closer look! I am in the process of having fabrics, custom damasks, woven for upcoming sets of … Read More
I want to let you know what our 501(c)(3) organization the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison does with your tax deductible donations. A couple weeks ago, three new priests were ordained by the Extraordinary Ordinary for the Diocese of … Read More
As we get close to the end of the year, you may be thinking about tax-deductible donations. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison! 501(c)(3) I just received some photos from Gammarelli in Rome … Read More
Here is a VESTMENT PROJECT UPDATE. There is news about two projects, as a matter of fact. First, there is progress on the reversible, Shantung silk travel vestments. I have received a couple donations for these vestments. I’ll embroider the names of the … Read More
A few items as the Labor Day weekend winds to a close. First, I will be in Rome for the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage. I’m only there for a week and I will be REALLY BUSY for a lot of it. … Read More
UPDATE 29 March: Progress I received photos from Gammarelli. They are cutting the fabric. And so the process has started! UPDATE 14 Feb: The next phrase I just finished, with the help of the Vocations Director and his assistant, … Read More
I have posted about our Society’s project to have a full Pontifical set of vestments made in glorious red silk damask with bright gold serpentine column trim. I posted photos of the fabric being cut at Gammarelli in Rome and … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering what the rules are if any about wearing lace albs or cottas [surplices] by priests during Lent. Is there a prohibition on lace being worn during Lent? I don’t think there is. I … Read More
From a reader: A new pastor to our church celebrated the Sacrifice of the Mass dressed only in a white alb with a green stole this Sunday. It is my understanding a priest is always to wear proper liturgical vestments … Read More
From a deacon… QUAERITUR: Does the kind, shape, color, and texture of vestments worn to celebrate the Mass really matter? Or, is it the person wearing the vestment is about building God’s Kingdom here on earth? Wow… interesting. I am reminded of … Read More
19 January 2016: I returned today from my native place to find a large box by the door to the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue (which, ironically, has no heat right now). Within were the new Pontifical set in purple! Opening the … Read More
On Monday, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we had a Pontifical Mass at the Throne with the Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison. Despite the horrid weather, and despite the Packers playing Atlanta … Read More