Station Passiontide Sunday II: Statio ad St Ioannem Laterano

Almighty, eternal God, Who, to provide mankind an example of humility for it to imitate, willed that the Savior should assume our flesh and suffer death upon the Cross, mercifully grant that we may be found worthy of the lesson of His endurance and the fellowship of His resurrection. Through the same Jesus Christ, thy Son,…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Saturday in Passiontide

Saturday in Passiontide; Missa “Miserere mei” Today’s Station on this day before Palm Sunday is at the Church of St. John’s Before The Latin Gate Until Maunday Thursday, in masses of the season, the Psalm Judica me Psalm 42 is omitted as well as the Gloria Patri after the Introit and the Lavabo. INTROIT  Psalm 30: 10,…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Friday in Passiontide/Our Lady of Sorrows

Feria VI Passiontide; Comm. Our Lady of Sorrows: Missa “Miserére mihi, Dómine” Our Lady of Sorrows (Latin: Beata Maria Virgo Perdolens), the Sorrowful Mother or Mother of Sorrows (Latin: Mater Dolorosa, at times just Dolorosa), and Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows or Our Lady of the Seven Dolours are names by which the Blessed…

Station Passiontide Friday I: Statio ad St Stephanum in Caelio Monte

Graciously pour forth Your grace into our hearts, we beseech You, O Lord, that, keeping our sinful inclinations under control by self-denial, we may suffer for a brief while rather than be condemned to everlasting punishment. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord… The Station, at Rome, is in the church of St. Stephen on…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feast of St Benedict

Feast of Saint Benedict, Abbot and Religious Founder; Comm. Feria V Passiontide: Missa “Os justi” Known as the “Father of Western Monastic Life,” Saint Benedict is the founder of the Benedictines. Born in 480 into a noble family in the village of Nursia, Italy, he studied in Rome but, fearing he would succumb to the licentious…

Station Passiontide Thursday I: Statio ad St Apollinarem

Grant, we pray Thee, almighty God, that the dignity of humankind, impaired as it is by self-indulgence, may be restored by the practice of wholesome self-denial: through Our Lord… The Station at Rome is in the church of St. Apollinaris, who was a disciple of St. Peter, and afterwards bishop of Ravenna. He was martyred….

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Passion Wednesday I

Passion Wednesday I: Missa “Liberátor meus” The Collecta for this day is at the church built by Pope Marcus, where the station was held on Monday after the third Sunday in Lent. Station was at St. Marcellus. The title of Marcellus stands on the Via Lata, on the site once occupied by the house of a…

Station Passiontide Wednesday I: Statio ad St Marcellum

May our fasts be acceptable to Thee, O Lord; may they atone for our sins and render us worthy of Thy grace; and may they lead us to eternal remedies. Through Our Lord… The Collecta for this day is at the church built by Pope Marcus, where the station was held on Monday after the…

Station Passiontide Tuesday I: Statio ad St Cyriacum

May our fasts be acceptable to Thee, O Lord, and expiate our sins; may they make us worthy of Thy grace, and lead us unto life everlasting. Through Our Lord… The Station in Rome was formerly the church of the martyr St. Cyriacus, and as such it is still given in the Roman missal; but…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feast of Saint Patrick

Feast of Saint Patrick, Bishop and Confessor [transferred]: Missa “Statuit ei Dominus” Whilst in the fifth century of the Franks, Germans, and other northern peoples had not yet received the light of the Gospel, God raised up “The confessor and bishop St. Patrick to announce His glory to the pagans” of Ireland (Collect). This holy bishop…