Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; Feria II of Sunday XIII Post Pentecost

Feria II of Sunday XIII Post Pentecost: Missa “Réspice, Dómine” The liturgy for the Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost shows us that by faith we put all our hope in Jesus, for He is our Refuge and we ask for the virtue of charity, which renders us lovers of the divine law and practitioners of it. Let…

Carissimi: Feria

Today in the liturgical kalendar is a “feria” (Latin for “free day”). A day on which the people, especially the slaves, were not obliged to work, and on which there were no court sessions. In ancient Roman times the feriae publicae, legal holidays, were either stativae, recurring regularly (e.g. the Saturnalia), conceptivae, i.e. movable, or imperativae,…