Carissimi: Today’s Mass

God will not force His grace upon anyone. He insists only that every person accept His ordinary channels of grace: the Sacraments, sacramentals, people, circumstances, events, things. When a man does not believe in God’s power to use anything or anybody as His instrument, God gives His grace to other men who do so believe….

Monday Lent III: Statio ad St Marcum

Pour forth in Thy mercy, we beseech Thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts, that as we abstain from carnal food, may we also restrain our senses from harmful excesses. Through our Lord… The Station is in the church of St. Mark, which was built in the fourth century in honor of the evangelist,…

Today’s Saint: St Gregory the Great, Pope & Doctor of the Church

St Gregory the Great Pope, Doctor of the Church St. Gregory, born at Rome about the year 540, was the son of Gordianus, a wealthy senator, who later renounced the world and became one of the seven deacons of Rome. After he had acquired the usual thorough education, Emperor Justin the Younger appointed him, in…