Carissimi: Sunday’s Mass; Sunday XVII Post Pentecost

Sunday XVII Post Pentecost, Commemoration of S. Linus, Pope & Martyr & S. Thecla, Virgin & Martyr: Missa “Iustus es, Domine” The liturgy reminds us today of the great commandment of charity towards God and our neighbor. “The precept is twofold,” declares St. Augustine, “but charity is one.” We love God above all and our neighbor for His…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; September Ember Saturday

Sabbato Quattuor Temporum Septembris; Commemoration of S. Linus, Pope & Martyr, S. Thecla, Virgin: Missa “Veníte, adorémus” The Ember Saturday of September is a traditional day for ordinations, although it is historically of less prominence than other such days in the liturgical year. The sublime function, to which the faithful owe their fathers and guides in…