Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Feria V Post Dominica II Post Pascha

Feria Quinta infra Hebdomadam II post Octavam Paschae: Missa “Misericórdia” The devotion to Jesus the Redeemer under the figure of the Good Shepherd was dear to the faithful from very early times; in the catacombs Christ is frequently represented as a shepherd. The liturgical and traditional use of the Gospel of the Good Shepherd on the…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Pope St Anicetus, Martyr

Pope St Anicetus, Martyr: Missa “Protexisti” Anicetus was a Syrian from Emesa. He became pope about 155 and actively opposed Marcionism and Gnosticism. His pontificate saw the appearance of the controversy between East and West over the date of Easter. St. Polycarp, a disciple of John, is reported to have visited him in Rome about the…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Feria III Post Dominica II Post Pascha

Feria Tertia infra Hebdomadam II post Octavam Paschae: Missa “Misericórdia” The devotion to Jesus the Redeemer under the figure of the Good Shepherd was dear to the faithful from very early times; in the catacombs Christ is frequently represented as a shepherd. The liturgical and traditional use of the Gospel of the Good Shepherd on the…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Feria II Post Dominica II Post Pascha

Feria Secunda infra Hebdomadam II post Octavam Paschae: Missa “Misericórdia” The devotion to Jesus the Redeemer under the figure of the Good Shepherd was dear to the faithful from very early times; in the catacombs Christ is frequently represented as a shepherd. The liturgical and traditional use of the Gospel of the Good Shepherd on the…

Carissimi; Sunday’s Mass: Good Shepherd Sunday

Dominica II Post Pascha: Missa “Misericórdia” The Station is at St. Peter’s in Rome. On this Sunday St. Gregory the Great delivered his magnificent homily on the Gospel of the Good Shepherd, near the tomb of the first universal pastor. Christ founded the papal primacy on the unshakable faith and intense love of Peter; and he,…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Saturday after Low Sunday

Sabbato Paschaltide II (Heb I): Missa “Quasi modo” The Church compares the Neophytes to newborn babes, and the milk she gives them to drink (Introit) is the faith in Christ which will enable them to overcome with Him the world. This faith has for its foundation the testimony of the Father, Who at the baptism of…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Feria VI Paschaltide II

Feria VI of Eastertide II: Missa “Quasi modo” The Church compares the Neophytes to newborn babes, and the milk she gives them to drink (Introit) is the faith in Christ which will enable them to overcome with Him the world. This faith has for its foundation the testimony of the Father, Who at the baptism of…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Pope St Leo the Great

Pope St Leo the Great, Confessor & Doctor of the Church: Missa “In médio” Saint Leo was born in Rome. He embraced the sacred ministry, was made Archdeacon of the Roman Church by Pope Saint Celestine, and under the same Vicar of Christ and Saint Sixtus III, had a large share in governing the Church….

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Feria Paschaltide II

Feria of Eastertide II: Missa “Quasi modo” The Church compares the Neophytes to newborn babes, and the milk she gives them to drink (Introit) is the faith in Christ which will enable them to overcome with Him the world. This faith has for its foundation the testimony of the Father, Who at the baptism of Christ…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Richard of Chichester

[Transferred from April 3] St Richard of Chichester, Bishop Confessor: Missa “Statuit ei Dominus“ Bishop and leading figure in England during his era, also called Richard de Wyche. Born at Wyche, Worcestershire, England, he was orphaned while a young lad, managed to regain his fortune which had been mismanaged by others, and received an excellent education…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: The Annunciation of the BVM

[Transferred from March 25] In Annuntiatione Beate Mariæ Virgine: Missa “Vultum Tuum“ This feast, prepared by that of St. Gabriel, recalls the greatest event in history, the Incarnation of our Lord (Gospel) in the womb of a Virgin (Epistle). On this day the Word was made flesh, and united to itself for ever the humanity of…

Carissimi; Sunday’s Mass: Low Sunday

Dominica in Albis: Missa “Quasi modo” Station at the Church of St. Pancras in Rome. Low Sunday, so called in order to emphasize the contrast between the great Easter solemnity and the Sunday which ends the Octave, is also known as Quasimodo, from the first words of the Introit. (Not the hunchback of Notre Dame!) In…