Of liturgical changes… the Pentecost Octave

The following is a story recounted by Fr Z and attributed to the MC mentioned in the retelling of this account of Paul VI on the Monday morning after Pentecost Sunday, 1970… …His Holiness Pope Paul VI rose bright and early and went to the chapel for Holy Mass. Instead of the red he expected,…

St Philip Neri; Spiritual Founder of the Congregation of the Oratory

Co-Patron of the Oratory of St John Vianney Rome in the 1530s was a city struggling to recover after the sack of 1527, a place of poverty, material, moral and spiritual. In particular, the clergy were at a low ebb, often living and behaving disreputably. By the end of the century, all this had changed,…