Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Feast of the Holy Relics

Feast of the Holy Relics; In the Octave of All Saints: Missa ‘Multae tribulatiónes’ It has long been customary especially in churches which possessed large collections of relics, to keep one general feast in commemoration of all the saints whose memorials are there preserved. An Office and Mass for this purpose will be found in the…

Holy Relics

At Mass today we commemorate the Feast of Holy Relics – an ancient observance that fits well in its “recent” calendarial location in the octave of All Saints and following All Souls. An opportunity again to dwell on the fullness of the Communion of the Saints – the interalia of the Church Triuphant, the Church…