Today’s Saint: St Barnabas, Apostle & Martyr

Saint Barnabas was not one of the Twelve. He was the companion of St. Paul and merited the title of Apostle by his preaching and labors. He was stoned by the Jews about 61 A.D. Barnabas, whose name was originally Joseph, was born of Jewish parents in the Island of Cyprus about the beginning of…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; in the Octave of Corpus Christi

Octave of Corpus Christi: Missa “Cibávít eos“ The Octave of Corpus Christi being privileged, Feasts are either commemorated only (in which case the appropriate Collect is said after that of the Office) or transferred to after the Octave.  INTROIT Psalm 80: 17 He fed them with the fat of wheat, alleluia; and filled them with honey, out…